As we know on Saturday 25 April a huge 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, toppling buildings and destroying roads and infrastructure. This was the deadliest quake in more than 80 years. Over 6,000 people died and over 14,000 people were injured. Destruction from the quake has driven tens of thousands of people into open spaces and temporary camps. Many families are struggling simply to protect themselves from the sun and rain and we expect needs to grow in the coming days as we receive more information from remote areas.
As children and their families face the aftermath of this disaster, water supplies are running low and the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera is growing rapidly. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children face greater risk of disease and infection. Unicef has over 200 staff working in Kathmandu and the surrounding area, delivering clean water and other life-saving supplies to children and families in danger. However, almost all of the hospitals in the affected districts have been destroyed and many of the affected people are in remote areas. Your donation could help save lives.
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