Goto main content

Nepal hit again by a violent earthquake

Emergency
Nepal

A violent 7,4 magnitude earthquake has just hit Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor is located 83 km at the East of Katmandu and 68 km at the West of Namche Bazar, in the Everest region. It has been followed by several replicas.

Rubble from the 2nd earthquake in Nepal.

Rubble from the 2nd earthquake in Nepal. | © ADH /Timm Schamberger

At 12.35 pm (local time), the daily activities were at their pick. Handicap International teams were helping victims of the previous earthquake as they felt a strong shake.

6 expatriates and 68 local salaries of the HI mission in Nepal were managing, among others, distributions of kits for basic needs and were providing care to the injured. They are safe. They are waiting for the replicas to decrease in a secure place.  The team is planning to make a quick assessment of the impact of this earthquake on the population in the following hours in order to redefine activities.

Score of after-shocks are still shaking Nepal today and make transportation difficult. These assessments will be led in the following areas: Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Banepa, Kavre and Katmandu, where Handicap International teams are already deployed.

The Nepalese people are still under the trauma of the 25 April earthquake.  Mobilised since the first hours following the disaster, Handicap International emergency teams have helped several hundreds of people.

Date published: 12/05/15

COUNTRIES

Where we work

Read more

HI assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern Mozambique
© HI
Emergency

HI assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern Mozambique

For several days, HI’s teams have been working to guide and assist vulnerable populations - pregnant women, older people, people with disabilities, and children - displaced by recent fighting in Palma, northern Mozambique. They urgently need access to water, food and shelter.

A devastating fire in Freetown leaves thousands homeless and in shock
© HI
Emergency

A devastating fire in Freetown leaves thousands homeless and in shock

On the evening of 24 March 2021, a terrible fire burnt down the shanty town of Susan's Bay in Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is providing psychological support to the victims.

HI deploys teams in wake of Rohingya camps fire
© HI
Emergency

HI deploys teams in wake of Rohingya camps fire

On 22nd March, a major blaze ripped through the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. More than 40,000 people were directly affected and lost their shelter. Eleven people died and over 550 people were injured, according to initial reports. Humanity & Inclusion's (HI’s) teams have been deployed to assist the most vulnerable.

FOLLOW US