Monday, 4 May 2015

Nearly One Million Children Left Injured Or Displaced After Devastating Earthquake

A young girl displaced by the earthquake sleeps on her grandmother's lap at Tudhikhel makeshift camp on May 4, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. UNICEF reports that around 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by the recent Nepal earthquake have been left either injured or displaced. Many children have been left homeless with no access to basic care and children will be at heightened risk of diseases like cholera and diarrhoeal infections. The 7.9 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 7000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble. Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe.
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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Rescue Operations Continue Following Devastating Nepal Earthquake as One week After

A Nepalese woman performs rituals while offering prayers at partly collapsed temple seven days after a major earthquake hit the region on May 2, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.(Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Friday, 1 May 2015

Rescue Operations Continue Following Devastating Nepal Earthquake in Remote Villages

A victim family of the earthquake plants rice seedlings in a paddy field next to their collapsed house at remote village on May 1,2015 Shindupalchowk, Nepal. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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