The Plight of Nepal

Thousands have lost their lives in the recent earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale that hit Nepal on April 26, 2015.The dead toll is still rising every day, as more and more bodies are being pushed out from the debris.

My heart goes out to those people who have lost everything in a blink of an eye. I urge people of all communities and religions to come together with the government agencies and help rescue people and property. All temples in Kathmandu, Lambjung, Kaski, and Mukinath have been destroyed.

People left homeless by the disaster are spending life out in the open. Mass cremations have taken place all day as those left alive struggle to cope with the number who lost their lives. This earthquake is the worst in Nepal since 1934 when 8,500 died and 6,500 were injured according to Reuters.

Nearly a million children have been ‘severely affected ‘UNICEF said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope.

Relief workers are watching for waterborne and infectious diseases and the number one priority is to access clean water and sanitation. If anyone wants to offer help please contact the Nepalese Embassy/ consulate in your city or go to these websites-

www.worldvision.org

www.ammado.com

Come, do your bit and make a difference.

Citation: www.deccanchronicle.com and various sources from the internet

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