Press Release

Nepal 7.9 Earthquake Affecting Over 6 Million People Children Are the Worst-affected


On 25 April, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake devastated northwest Kathmandu in Nepal, causing thousands of deaths and injuries. According to UN, almost half of 28 million Nepalese population is under the age of 18; and more than 6 million people are affected by the quake, including vulnerable children.

World Vision Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Chiu says, “Besides multiple aftershocks, rain is forecast for the next few days, which may further hamper relief efforts, and put the quake-stricken people in an even worse condition. Many are staying outdoor to ride out aftershocks. Water and power ran out in affected areas and communications are disrupted. Survivors urgently need our help!”

Our local staff are assisting relief efforts on the ground, and are distributing tarpaulins, blankets and other relief aids. Child Friendly Space will also be set up to release the emotional distress of children.

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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