A powerful earthquake struck west of the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Saturday, 25 April, causing extensive damage at the epicentre and the collapse of a number of buildings in the capital. Initial reports are that hundreds of people have been confirmed dead and many more injured. SOS Children’s Villages is assessing the situation and plans to provide support to affected children as part of the global humanitarian response.
A ShelterBox response team is preparing to travel to Nepal to see how ShelterBox can be of assistance following an earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude.
The quake occurred between the major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara , with tremors felt as far away as Delhi in India. More than 500 people are reported to have died following the earthquake, while there is extensive damage to homes and buildings.
ShelterBox is already in talks with several aid agencies and Rotary contacts based in Nepal to see where we can help.
On 25th April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, close to Kathmandu, the capital city. The number of casualties is currently 700-1000 and expected to increase.
CBM has been in contact with our staff on the ground, who are safe, and we are now trying to reach all partners.
CBM contacting staff and partners
On 25th April 2015 at 11:41 local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with the epicentre 81km northwest of Kathmandu. There were tremors of up to two minutes and by evening, at least 18 aftershocks had been felt.
April 25, 2015 by Jim Stipe
Catholic Relief Services is responding to the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has caused severe damage in Nepal and affected neighboring areas in surrounding countries, especially India.
The epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake was 50 miles from Nepal and it is feared that villages near there suffered devastation.
Caritas Nepal staff are rushing to respond to a strong earthquake. The quake measured 7.9. The epicentre was between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported, with loss of life and injury.
Caritas Nepal director Fr. Pius Perumana S.J. is in Kathmandu. He said,”It was the worst earthquake I have ever experienced in my life. The after shocks are still strong. The indications so far are that this is a major emergency.”
Initial emergency relief measures being initiated.
Cologne. The first aid workers from Malteser International are on their way to Nepal. An assessment team was dispatched to the region on Sunday morning. On the scene, they will be able to form an overview of the situation and begin setting in motion the first emergency relief measures. The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency and called for international assistance.
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has paralysed Kathmandu and wreaked havoc on Pokhra and surrounding areas in Nepal and northern India. There are hundreds of casualties, with some reports of over 1000 dead. The structural damage to Kathmandu is extensive, which is still experiencing strong aftershocks and loss of power.
Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, has three staff members currently in Kathmandu who are working with Caritas Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.
Katmandu, 26 Apr – A MapAction team has been mobilised in response to a devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale that hit Nepal Saturday 12 noon, local time. One of MapAction’s volunteers was already in Katmandu and is liaising with the United Nations on mapping needs.
Sunday, 26 April – Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief (MR) will deploy a 2-man preliminary disaster response team to Kathmandu, Nepal, to ascertain ground needs and procure initial batch of relief supplies. MR will dedicate an initial tranche of SG$60,000 to acute relief efforts.
GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to Nepal to support relief efforts following the worst earthquake to hit the country in 80 years. GOAL Senior Manager, Darren Hanniffy, who responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, is going to Nepal today and is available for interview.
The 7.9-magnitute quake, which struck earlier today (Saturday) less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, has destroyed homes, temples and other buildings. Almost 2,000 people are already confirmed dead, with many more trapped, missing and seriously injured.
Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT
by Jennifer O'MAHONY
International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.
Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Saturday 4/25/2015 - 09:57 GMT
by Paavan MATHEMA / with Ammu Kannampilly at Mount Everest
Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,200 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu.
A. Situation Report
A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale (as per USGS) struck Nepal on 25th of April 2015. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal. The quake also jolted the neighboring countries of Nepal including India, Bhutan and China. The aftershocks are still continuing every hour
Manila, 26 April 2015 – Habitat for Humanity will assist families affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal today, resulting in widespread damage. The Nepali government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas. According to Nepali police reports, more than 1,700 people have been injured and over 1,900 deaths have been confirmed. Those numbers are expected to grow as the impact of the earthquake becomes better known.
Paris 26/04/2015 - An ACTED emergency team deployed in Nepal this Sunday
A massive earthquake struck Nepal Saturday 25 April 2015, with thousands of victims and over 2,000 deaths. ACTED emergency REACT teams are currently being deployed in the country to assess priority needs and answer the expectations of the victims in Kathmandu, while contributing to the coordination of information among local and international actors engaged in support of the Nepalese.
PM Narendra Modi deputes Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to take stock of situation in Bihar & UP districts along Nepal border while Cabinet secretary holds Crisis management group meeting.
The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, the Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra, and senior officials from the Government, IMD, and NDRF.
TNN | Apr 26, 2015, 12.20 PM IST
AMRITSAR: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will be dispatching food packets for the earthquake victims in Nepal from Sunday onwards.
DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK told TOI that they would send 25,000 food packets everyday to Nepal. Similarly, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said they too would be dispatching 20,000 food packets on Sunday itself.