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The Red Cross arrived to find a scene of utter devastation: 11 people had been killed and many were injured. The surviving villagers were desperate for help.
Hundreds of livestock were buried alive in the quake, which has left many rural families without any way of earning a living. In the longer-term, the Red Cross will help people in Nepal to restore their livelihoods.
Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries and not equipped to deal with a crisis this big. Most of the population depends on agriculture to earn a living, and an estimated 40 per cent of people live in poverty.
This 50-year-old woman lost her husband five years ago, and now has lost her home. Our relief response is focussing on the most vulnerable – such as children, young mothers and the elderly.
Landslides and damaged roads have made it difficult to reach rural and mountainous communities, but relief convoys are getting through – and more urgent distributions are planned over the coming days.
The process of rebuilding their homes – and lives – will be long and arduous for the Nepalese people. But you can help them get through these difficult first few days.
- £25 can provide clean water for four families for one month
- £50 can feed a family for two weeks
- £100 can provide emergency shelter for five families
Please donate to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
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