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Second earthquake hits Nepal
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal today about 300km north of Kathmandu, in a remote area near Mount Everest.
This is the second earthquake to strike Nepal since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 7,000 and devastated the region. Read RTÉ news report
Our team on the ground is undertaking a fresh assessment of the damage in order to respond to this new earthquake. Reports are already coming in that landslides have cut off roads, making remote communities inaccessible. It is anticipated that the primary needs will be shelter, clean water and hygiene kits. Shelter will be the main priority as monsoon season looms.
Image Credit: (L) Bhrikuti Rai & (R) Doctors for Nepal.
Team on the ground
As of today, the Concern team has been working to deliver emergency relief to 14,000 families affected by the original 7.8 earthquake on 25 April.
You can help
The Irish public has already generously donated over €900,000 to the Nepal Earthquake appeal. But we still need your help. Please donate today.