A ShelterBox response team has arrived in Nepal to see how they 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 4000 people are reported to have died following the earthquake, while there is extensive damage to homes and buildings in Kathmandu, nothing yet is clear about the devastation in the remote areas.
We already have aid, including tents, prepositioned in the country, which could be used as emergency clinics, as well as shelters in the immediate aftermath. In addition, ShelterBox has dispatched 500 Shelter kits and they will wait to hear from the assessment team what is required. The link attached will give you a good insight into what Rotary and ShelterBox are trying to achieve in Nepal: www.shelterbox.org/news_global.php?id=1349
As you know, ShelterBox has recently been working in-country after the recent land-slides and is in talks with several aid agencies and Rotary contacts based in Nepal to see where we can help.
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