Press Release - Emergency response in Nepal

Nepal Hit by Earthquake

Welthungerhilfe runs emergency response

Of many areas in Nepal a destruction of up to 85 percent has been reported. In Gunsa, northeast of Kathmandu, hardly any houses are still intact.
Of many areas in Nepal a destruction of up to 85 percent has been reported. In Gunsa, northeast of Kathmandu, hardly any houses are still intact.

(25/04) A massive earthquake of 7.9 shook Nepal and its neighbouring countries. Particularly rural areas around Kathmandu are affected.

"We support the region immediately with our emergency response team in order to provide direct help to the affected people. Many houses are collapsed, there are metre-long cracks in the streets as our local colleagues report, they feel massive aftershocks", says Mathias Mogge, Welthungerhilfe Director Programmes. "We are in contact with our local colleagues, they are already on an assessment tour to find out the whole impact of the catastrophe."
Welthungerhilfe has been working in the rural areas of Nepal since 1972. Many projects on water and food security are implemented in cooperation with the largest local non-governmental organisation RRN.

 

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Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private aid organisations in Germany. It provides aid from a single source: from fast disaster relief and reconstruction to long-term development cooperation projects with local partner organisations, according to the principle of help for self-help. Since its foundation in 1962, more than 7,350 projects in 70 countries have been supported with 2.66 billion Euro – for a world without hunger and poverty.