UNICEF launched new appeal for quake-affected children amid growing needs. HK corporations have joined hands with UNICEF HK to support Nepal relief work

HONG KONG, 30 April 2015 — Among the 2.8 million children affected by Nepal earthquake, 1.7 million amid growing risk of disease outbreaks are living in the worst-hit areas. UNICEF launched a HK$393 million (US$50.35 million) global appeal to meet immediate humanitarian needs over the next three months. A number of Hong Kong corporations have […]

UNICEF launched new appeal for quake-affected children amid growing needs HK corporations have joined hands with UNICEF HK to support Nepal relief work

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HONG KONG, 30 April 2015 — Among the 2.8 million children affected by Nepal earthquake, 1.7 million amid growing risk of disease outbreaks are living in the worst-hit areas. UNICEF launched a HK$393 million (US$50.35 million) global appeal to meet immediate humanitarian needs over the next three months. A number of Hong Kong corporations have […]

On 28 April, children, some filling water bottles, get drinking water from workers in a truck, during a distribution in a camp for people displaced by the massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, the capital.

On 28 April 2015 in Nepal, search, rescue and relief operations continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. The quake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Kathmandu, the capital. At least 3,351 people have been killed, 6,833 have been injured, and 8 million people in 39 districts have been affected. The Government has declared a state of emergency in 35 affected districts in the country, where more than 1.3 million people – over half of whom are children – are affected by the disaster. Homes and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, have been severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of children and families homeless, vulnerable and in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water and sanitation, and health support. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance. Most of the displaced are sheltering in camps or in available open spaces. The situation has been exacerbated by continuing powerful aftershocks that have caused additional damage. Working with the Government and other partners, including fellow United Nations organizations, UNICEF is supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, child protection, education and other interventions. In response to the disaster, UNICEF is providing hospitals tents, tarpaulin sheeting, emergency medical kits, vaccines and related supplies, zinc and oral rehydration salts to prevent diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, and temporary learning spaces and psychosocial counselling for children. UNICEF is also procuring emergency health kits and is supporting water trucking services in camps for the displaced.

Coming monsoon poses challenges on Nepal earthquake relief operation, 200 UNICEF staff on the ground, focusing on providing shelter and water

HONG KONG, 29 April 2015 — Five days after the most severe earthquake struck Nepal in the past eight decades, UNICEF and international partners are racing against time to save vulnerable children and their families before the monsoon season typically begins in mid-June – a serious adverse impact on the affected is foreseeable. Millions of people spent days outdoor already. 200 UNICEF staff are on the ground to support the relief work with focuses on shelter and water sanitation which have been identified as some of the most pressing needs. More public donation is required to meet the evolving need.

Coming monsoon poses challenges on Nepal earthquake relief operation 200 UNICEF staff on the ground, focusing on providing shelter and water

HONG KONG, 29 April 2015 — Five days after the most severe earthquake struck Nepal in the past eight decades, UNICEF and international partners are racing against time to save vulnerable children and their families before the monsoon season typically begins in mid-June – a serious adverse impact on the affected is foreseeable. Millions of […]

On 26 April, people walk around the historic Durbar Square destroyed by the earthquake on 25 April in Katmandu, the capital of Nepal.

On 27 April 2015 in Nepal, relief operations continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. The quake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Kathmandu, the capital. The Government has declared a state of emergency in 35 affected districts in the country, where more than 1.3 million people – over half of whom are children – have been affected. More than 5,000 people have been estimated killed and 50,000 have been injured. Homes and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, have been severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of children and families homeless, vulnerable and in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water, and sanitation and health support. Most of the displaced are sheltering in camps or in available open spaces. The situation has been continuing powerful aftershocks that have caused additional damage. Working with the Government and other partners, including fellow United Nations organizations, UNICEF is supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, child protection, and education interventions. In response to the disaster, UNICEF is providing hospitals tents, tarpaulin sheeting, emergency medical kits, vaccines and related supplies, zinc and oral rehydration salts to prevent diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, and temporary learning spaces and psychosocial counselling for children. UNICEF is also procuring emergency health kits, and is supporting water trucking services in camps for the displaced.

Children affected by Nepal earthquake increased to nearly 3 million. UNICEF is on the ground to prevent potential measles outbreak

HONG KONG, 28 April 2015 — Number of children affected by Nepal earthquake increased to 2.8 million, accounting for 40 per cent of the 7 million affected populations. As millions of people spent their fourth nights outdoor fearing of aftershocks, outbreak of disease in the temporary camps is a grave concern, there is potential measles […]

Children affected by Nepal earthquake increased to nearly 3 million UNICEF is on the ground to prevent potential measles outbreak

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HONG KONG, 28 April 2015 — Number of children affected by Nepal earthquake increased to 2.8 million, accounting for 40 per cent of the 7 million affected populations. As millions of people spent their fourth nights outdoor fearing of aftershocks, outbreak of disease in the temporary camps is a grave concern, there is potential measles […]

On 26 April, a woman feeds her infant, who was injured during the massive earthquake, at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, the capital.

On 28 April 2015 in Nepal, search, rescue and relief operations continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. The quake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Kathmandu, the capital. At least 3,351 people have been killed, 6,833 have been injured, and 8 million people in 39 districts have been affected. The Government has declared a state of emergency in 35 affected districts in the country, where more than 1.3 million people – over half of whom are children – are affected by the disaster. Homes and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, have been severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of children and families homeless, vulnerable and in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water and sanitation, and health support. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance. Most of the displaced are sheltering in camps or in available open spaces. The situation has been exacerbated by continuing powerful aftershocks that have caused additional damage. Working with the Government and other partners, including fellow United Nations organizations, UNICEF is supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, child protection, education and other interventions. In response to the disaster, UNICEF is providing hospitals tents, tarpaulin sheeting, emergency medical kits, vaccines and related supplies, zinc and oral rehydration salts to prevent diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, and temporary learning spaces and psychosocial counselling for children. UNICEF is also procuring emergency health kits and is supporting water trucking services in camps for the displaced.

Nearly 3 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquakeUNICEF HK appeals for public support to mobilize urgent response

HONG KONG, 27 April 2015 — At least 2.8 million children living in districts affected by Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The earthquake followed by nearly 60 aftershocks, caused vast devastation across much of the country. UNICEF is readying 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies for urgent airlift to Kathmandu and providing water truck services to all 16 camps across Kathmandu Valley, and also 20 UNICEF Water Sanitation specialists were deployed to provide crucial technical assistance. More public donation is required to meet the evolving need.