Earthquake Hits Nepal

Hello all

A powerful (7.5 - 7.9, reports vary) earthquake has hit Nepal this morning. The epicentre of the massive quake was 80km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu.

Initial reports indicate significant damage, with buildings collapsing and casualties being rushed to hospital. There is a high prospect of significant damage and fatalities.

Government emergency workers are reportedly already on the scene in the most damaged areas. Save the Children teams on the ground are co-ordinating re a response and more information will follow shortly.

Save the Children has been working in Nepal since 1976, and our work in Nepal focuses on education, especially early childhood development and primary education, as well as basic health, including maternal child health and HIV and AIDS prevention and care. We work in 63 districts of Nepal.

Save the Children will be in need of the funds raised from World Aid Walk 2015 - with your help, they are able to give the care and assistance so desperately needed at this tragic time.

Thank you.

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