Nepal earthquake: “the shake was like nothing I have experienced”, by Rupa Joshi, a communication officer with UNICEF in Nepal

nepal-appeal-page FYOur thoughts are with the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the violent earthquake they have experienced. We pray that those who are strong will support the more vulnerable members of society there: the injured, the mentally traumatised, the grief-stricken, the elderly and the children. Please consider giving, even a little, to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund… follow link at the end of this article for how to donate.

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On 26 April 2015, a UNICEF worker speaks to a child seeking temporary shelter at a vacant field next to Nepal’s army headquarters in Kathmandu following Nepal’s massive earthquake. UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by the earthquake in Nepal. With children accounting for half the country’s population, UNICEF fears the disaster, which is reported to have already killed hundreds of people, will have a severe impact on children. UNICEF has prepositioned supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies, and is working with government and other partners to meet childrenÂ’s immediate needs in the areas of water and sanitation, child protection, health and nutrition.