Over 6200 people have died in Nepal's worst earthquake for 80 years and thousands are homeless. RedR can make a difference. Please support us in our life saving efforts and help us to deliver vital training and mentoring for aid workers to increase the effectiveness of the emergency response.
The 7.8 magnitude quake, which struck close to Kathmandu late in the morning of Saturday 25th April, has killed more than 6,200 people in the Nepalese capital, as well as the Gorkha and Lamjun districts. As search and rescue work continues in more remote regions of those districts, it is feared that the death toll will rise. More than 10,000 people were injured in the earthquake - the most powerful to strike Nepal in more than 80 years.
Our Members on the ground assisting with emergency shelter, water and sanitation and other life saving activities. We have been conducting a needs assessment in the area which is highlighting a skills gaps in some technical areas. RedR will be providing training and mentoring to the NGOs in the region to address this. RedR's response will not only help Nepal recover from this devastating disaster, but will build the capacity and resilience of the country long-term.
Our response will build the capacity of the Nepalese people and aid agencies working in the area. This means skills learnt for this emergency are kept in country to be used should another emergency strike this region.