Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal – more than a quarter of the country’s population – the United Nations says. International aid has started arriving through Indian Government, UN, Red Cross, DEC etc to provide immediate relief for those affected.
The 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday destroying buildings in Kathmandu and severely affecting rural areas across the region.
The death toll has risen to 4,310, with almost 8,000 injured, officials say. But Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has warned the toll could reach over 10,000, telling Reuters news agency the government was on a “war footing”. Nepal and surrounding areas have continued to experience aftershocks. Thousands in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, spent a third night outside, too afraid to go back into their houses.
The Executive Committee of SKLPC UK, have decided to start an appeal to raise funds, focusing on rebuilding Nepal. Funds will be committed towards children’s schooling and/or medical care with further details to be announced in due course. We guarantee that 100% of funds collected will be used towards this disaster and a team of advisors will visit the area within coming months.
Please donate generously as in our time of need in 2001 (Bhuj Earthquake) the World stood by us and helped us back on feet.
Further updates to follow.