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Saturday
Apr252015

Kathmandu Earthquake 2015

Today, on Saturday April 25th at midday, the region north-east of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake.  Historically this was the strongest quake for this region since 1934.

An earthquake of such devastating force rocked this mountainous area, toppling houses, centuries old historical buildings and temples, and turning most of the capital and the surrounding areas into piles of rubble.  It is estimated that over 1400 people have been killed and the numbers still seem to be rising.

Update:  The numbers of dead have now risen to over 4000 with 6500 badly injured.

Nepal is a country consisting of 75% mountains, including Mount Everest, which has also been affected, and we hear that the quake has triggered several avalanches. 

Emergency services are very limited; additionally hampered by the difficulty of access to the most damaged areas where the many houses of sub-standard building code have become just piles of rubble. Repeated aftershocks are a further threat to the already compromised older structures.

                    

 Locals and tourists alike are rummaging through mounds of debris in search of survivors. The injured are being treated outside hospitals and even in the streets in chaotic scenes. Residents, terrified by the ongoing series of aftershocks, huddled outdoors for safety and with every minute the situation becomes worse, in the city and in the surrounding areas.

 

      

In this humanitarian crisis Adhyatmik Foundation Inc (AF) is contributing to the relief and rehabilitation efforts required in every way practical. AF is working in close coordination in the affected areas with agencies, local authorities and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) to ensure the relief reaches out to the people in the affected areas who need it most. Your help is urgently needed

Your support will enhance our relief efforts to provide:

▪   food;

▪   drinking water/purifiers;

▪   blankets and clothing;

▪   medical supplies;

▪   rescue equipment

▪   relocation away from the affected areas;

▪   temporary shelters for the homeless   

How you can help:

Please donate generously either by Paypal or by check.  Please mark your donation: Kathmandu Earthquake 2015

 Checks marked “Kathmandu Earthquake": may be mailed to: Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc, 106 Crestview Court, FLF, Hawley, PA 18428.

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