Nepal Earthquake

On 25th April, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks occurred in Nepal. Over 8,000 people are known to have died. The final total may reach an estimated 15,000.

A second major 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on 12 May 2015 between the capital of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest. More than 120 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured by this aftershock. Fearing more aftershocks, people are surviving outdoors with no shelter or sanitation. Food and water will soon run out.

Remote mountain villages have been flattened and completely cut off by avalanches and landslides. Reaching survivors is difficult and dangerous. With few helicopters available many villages are still waiting for help.

A message from CAN founder, Doug Scott CBE

“Donations made to CAN’s Earthquake Appeal go directly to the village communities in need. 100% of donations will go to relief and rebuilding of these communities. CAN’s admin and running costs are met by other funds.”

Why support CAN?

Community Action Nepal (CAN), a charity founded by Everest mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, is already helping Nepal.

For 20 years CAN has provided nurses, health posts, teachers, schools and rescue shelters that serve 250,000 people in remote Nepalese villages. In the regions hit worst by the earthquakes, such as Langtang, Gorkha and Helambu, these vital buildings have been badly damaged or completely destroyed, and homes have been reduced to rubble.

100% of donations made to CAN go directly towards relief efforts and the rebuilding of communities in Nepal.

How is CAN helping?

  • CAN has trained Nepali nurses, teachers, building experts, and community workers currently helping with the immediate relief needs.
  • CAN has already organised food and medical supplies to be distributed.
  • CAN nurses are working from temporary Health Posts in their villages or at ‘disaster refugee’ camps in Kathmandu.
  • CAN is fighting to get scarce helicopters used to maximum effect.
  • CAN’s camping and trekking gear has been distributed to those in need.
  • Temporary school classrooms to be open by June.

 

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