A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal today about 300km north of Kathmandu, in a remote area near Mount Everest.
Our team on the ground is undertaking a fresh assessment of the damage in order to respond to this new earthquake. Reports are already coming in that landslides have cut off roads, making remote communities inaccessible. It is anticipated that the primary needs will be shelter, clean water and hygiene kits. Shelter will be the main priority as monsoon season looms.
Image Credit: (L) Bhrikuti Rai & (R) Doctors for Nepal.
Team on the ground
As of today, the Concern team has been working to deliver emergency relief to 14,000 families affected by the original 7.8 earthquake on 25 April.
Two major quakes in Nepal today - 7.4 and 6.3. Reports of further destruction coming in. @concern team in Nepal have checked in safe— Ros O'Sullivan (@rososull) May 12, 2015
7.4 magnitude earthquake followed by a 6.3 in Nepal. That was a biggie. All @Concern team are OK— Dom Hunt (@concern_dom) May 12, 2015
Further landslides and destruction. Makes tomorrows @Concern planned distributions of shelter and other materials even more important.— Kirk Prichard (@KirkPrichard) May 12, 2015
For updates follow Concern and the team on the ground:
- Concern main account
- Ros O'Sullivan
- Crystal Wells
- Kieran McConville
- Kirk Prichard
- Dominic Hunt
- Reka Sztopa
You can help
The Irish public has already generously donated over €900,000 to the Nepal Earthquake appeal. But we still need your help. Please donate today.