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Second major earthquake strikes Nepal

Nepal's second major quake in three weeks measured 7.4 magnitude
Nepal's second major quake in three weeks measured 7.4 magnitude

A second major earthquake measuring magnitude 7.4 has struck Nepal, just east of Kathmandu, with the tremor felt as afield as Dhaka and Delhi. The quake struck just under 90 minutes ago at 07:50 GMT. The previous earthquake measured magnitude 7.8.

The epicentre was 52 miles east of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, in a rural region close to the border with China. The nearest population centre is the town of Namche, not far from Mount Everest.

We are providing care and support to children left alone and traumatised by April's disaster.

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Update: Since publishing this story, we have been informed that all SOS families in Villages around Kathmandu are safe. We are still working to contact Villages in other parts of the affected region.

Awaiting news from Children's Villages

With people still fearful after April's disaster, residents of Kathmandu rushed from shops and houses as buildings shook in the tremor.

We are currently contacting our Villages in the region around the quake's epicentre and will bring you news as soon as possible. 

Supporting families affected by April's quake

On Saturday April 25th, Nepal was rocked by its worst earthquake for decades, which struck midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu and left thousands of people dead and many more injured.

  • Aid, first aid, shelter: In the days after the earthquake, we provided food, water, shelter and medical care for earthquake survivors in our Children's Village in Jorpati and Kavre
  • Bringing families together: We sought to reunite unaccompanied children with their parents or extended families
  • Providing care: We have provided homes for children who could not return to their families. We are still working to identify those without parental care
  • Child-friendly spaces: Our child-friendly spaces provide children with counselling and psychological support in the aftermath of disaster, as well as the opportunity to play and be children while surrounded by chaos

How you can help

If you would like to help, please donate to our emergency appeal. That way, you can ensure that children worst-affected by the ongoing crisis in Nepal have the support and care they need at a very difficult time.

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