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Fairfield, Conn. (April 25, 2015) — A powerful (7.5 - 7.9
magnitude, reports vary) earthquake has hit Nepal this morning, leaving
at least a 1000 people confirmed dead. In India, there have been some
casualties in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The deadly earthquake has devastated children and families in
Nepal. In response, Save the Children has launched a disaster response on the
ground in Nepal with emergency assistance during this difficult time.
How You Can Help
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protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Donations will go to the Nepal Earthquake Children's
Relief Fund will support our disaster response to this emergency. To read our latest advisory click here
More About the Earthquake in Nepal
The epicentre of the massive quake was 80km (50 miles) east of Pokhara, approximately half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu.
Strong tremors have been felt as far away as Delhi.
Initial reports indicate significant damage, with many buildings collapsing and casualties being rushed to hospital. There is a high prospect of significant damage and fatalities, with children and the elderly most at risk.
Government emergency workers are reportedly already on the scene in the most damaged areas. Save the Children teams on the ground are coordinating an emergency response.
In response, Save the Children has launched a disaster response on the ground in Nepal with emergency assistance during this difficult time. Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and have extensive programs throughout the country. This is the worst earthquake in Nepal in the last 81 years.
Learn more about Save the Children's work in Nepal
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