[ 2015.4.27 ]
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal, with more than 5,000 reported deaths.
The heaviest damage is apparent and extensive in Nepal's two largest cities - greater Kathamandu and Pokhara on the 25th of April. Buildings have been flattened in Kathmandu and surround.
CARE staff are on the ground, assessing damage and distributing emergency kits to aid the immediate needs of the community.
We urgently need your help to get aid to devastated communities in Nepal.
* USD $75 can provide food for 15 days
* $112 can provide clean drinking water for 12 families (with water purification sachets and buckets)
* $220 can provide emergency shelter to a family
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How CARE is responding
CARE has deployed emergency staff from around the world to join 150 CARE workers already on the ground in Nepal to assess the damage and immediate needs.
CARE is currently planning the distribution of emergency temporary shelter and hygiene kits in Ghorka - a remote community near the epicenter of this devastating earthquake. Additional supplies will also be distributed in the capital, Kathmandu.
Our initial response aims to assist 100,000 people with urgent aid including emergency supplies, medical support, clean water, food and shelter.
CARE's Emergency Response Coordinator in Kathmandu, Santosh Sharma, said earthquake survivors have spent the night gripped with fear due to severe aftershocks.
"Almost everyone has slept outside and they are creating temporary shelters with what they have. I am seeing women and children suffering a lot...they are living outside their homes and fear going inside," Mr Sharma said.
"There is no electricity, and soon there will be a scarcity of water. People have been pooling their resources together, but there will soon be problems with food and with water."
Mr Sharma said the needs in response to this catastrophe would be immense, and CARE staff on the ground were now putting plans in place to assist up to 75,000 people with temporary shelter, ready-to-eat meals, water purification and toilet construction.
"More than 40,000 people are getting treatment in hospital, but there is no room inside the hospitals. Many are getting treated in the compound of the hospital. Medical supplies are an urgent need.
"All of the particularly vulnerable - children, breastfeeding mothers, people with chronic diseases - they have been suffering a lot. It's essential to get help to these people as quickly as we can."
CARE in Nepal
CARE has worked in Nepal since 1978, in areas including food Security, HIV/AIDS, health, education, water and sanitation, and the empowerment of women and girls. CARE responded to massive landslides in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district in August 2014, and works in 33 of 75 Nepal's districts. CARE has more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed.
CARE in emergencies
CARE's emergency response teams specialise in providing life-saving food, water, shelter and health care. We have more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing life-saving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover in the longer-term. In 2014, our emergency response and recovery projects reached nearly four million people in 40 countries.
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