Press Release

Earthquake Rocks Nepal Again Survivors Still Reeling from Fear


On 12 May, another 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal again, followed by aftershocks. The epicentre was near the border with China in Sindhulpalchowk district which was already the most affected area from the previous quake. The second quake caused over 40 deaths and thousands of injuries. Local staff report that there are multiple damages in Sindhuli, Gorkha and Kathmandu, adding challenges to humanitarian effort. Currently, about 100 local staff of World Vision are carrying out relief work on the ground.

World Vision Hong Kong CEO Kevin Chiu recalls his visit to the affected areas in late April, “Many survivors, especially children, are sleeping in the open areas to ride out the aftershocks. Some children told me that they were still afraid at night and going indoors. They had nightmares and couldn’t sleep well. We will focus our work in child protection and counselling support.”

"We felt a very strong aftershock. I could see in the eyes of the people who experienced the first quake — they were just terrified," says Jimmy Nadapdap, World Vision Nepal Earthquake Response Manager. To respond to the needs of the devastated, World Vision has already set up 11 Child Friendly Spaces for traumatised children to learn, play and emotionally recover from the earthquakes.

World Vision Relief Work (As of 12 May)

No. of beneficiaries

More than 30,000

Distributed

-Over 3,900 tarpaulins
-About 5,000 CGI (corrugated galvanised iron) sheets
-2,500 blankets
-Food items to nearly 900 families

No. of Child Friendly Spaces

11

World Vision will continually distribute food, blankets, tarpaulins and other emergency items. World Vision is quickly responding to the needs of the devastated and rebuilding communities in Kathmandu and remote areas to help survivors resume to their normal lives.

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 donation inquiry, please contact our Donor Services Department at 2394 2394.

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