Over 3 million children are in danger. Please donate to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal and help save children's lives.
It has been one month since the first devastating earthquake shook Nepal. A second major quake struck on 12 May, leaving a total of 8,219 people dead and over 18,000 people injured. As a result, millions of children are in danger.
The second quake caused widespread panic in the already traumatised Kathmandu, where at least half a million Nepalese had lost their homes and were already living in makeshift camps; struggling simply to protect themselves from the sun and rain. As well as clean water, sanitation and vital medical supplies, we are also providing psychological support for children who are dealing with extreme stress.
As children and families face the aftermath of this disaster, water supplies are running low and food is scarce. The risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera is growing rapidly and at least 15,000 children with severe malnutrition need treatment. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children face greater risk of disease and infection. Unicef has reached almost 225,000 people with water interventions and disinfection products and have provided over 24,800 people with access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities.
Unicef has over 200 staff working in Kathmandu and the surrounding area, delivering clean water and other life-saving supplies to children and families in danger. However, almost all of the hospitals in the affected districts have been destroyed and many of those in need are in remote areas. Your donation could help us save lives.
A donation of £55 is enough to provide emergency water kits to 5 families in Nepal.
Unicef had supplies ready in Nepal that were immediately distributed to keep children and families safe from danger. We've also dispatched two cargo flights containing 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Kathmandu.
We're supplying safe water for children and families and installing temporary toilets in temporary locations, as well as distributing water purification tablets, hygiene kits, soap and buckets to remote villages by helicopter. We've reached over 150,000 people so far but still more need our help. Our Unicef Nepal colleagues are on the ground distributing emergency health kits, life-saving food and clothes, and have started identifying and registering separated children. With the help of donations we're also providing psychological support and distributing tents to set up 100 child-friendly spaces in the camps.
Half of Nepal's population are children, so please donate today and help save children's lives.
Funds raised for this appeal will support children affected by the earthquake in Nepal. If the funds raised exceed Unicef's funding requirements for this appeal the money will go to Unicef UK's Children's Emergency Fund
To make a donation on the phone, please call our 24-hour donation line on 0800 158 3695