Press Release

8 Million Affected by Nepal Quake World Vision Responding with Relief Aid


The 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Kathmandu, Nepal on 25 April, causing widespread destruction and over 4,000 deaths by far and thousands of injuries. Continuous aftershocks have obstructed the access of relief teams to remote areas. The numbers of injuries and deaths are expected to rise. Eight million have been affected including vulnerable children.

The immediate needs are food, water, temporary shelter, daily necessities and other emergency items. World Vision has begun distribution of relief aid, including 1,000 tarpaulins and 600 blankets, on 27 April to respond to the immediate needs of the affected. World Vision relief response will target an initial 100,000 people (20,000 households). Child Friendly Spaces will also be set up to address the distress faced by children.

Rain is forecast for the next few days which will further hamper relief efforts. The target and scale of relief response may increase based on community needs, our capacity and resources. With emerging urgency, World Vision Hong Kong is appealing to the general public of Hong Kong to help the quake-stricken children and families.

Donations can be made through:

  1. Direct Bank-in (Hong Kong)
    HSBC 018-377077-003
    Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-005
    Bank of China 012-883-0-002136-6

  2. Online donationwww.worldvision.org.hk/en

  3. Crossed cheque payable to ''WORLD VISION HONG KONG''. Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and mark ''Nepal Earthquake Relief"on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For inquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department at 2394 2394.


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