Nepal earthquake damage

A man walks on top of debris from collapsed monuments in Basantapur in Central Kathmandu — Juliette Rousselot/IRIN


An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu, Pokhara; It is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 81 years. The death toll from the quake has risen to more than 970 and is rising further. Humanitarian staff and officials are also affected.

 PDA Response

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance's (PDA) partner ACT Alliance and ACT members on the ground will continue to coordinate with relevant government institutions, UN agencies, and International NGOs. Access to information is limited, due to the destruction of communications channels. It is expected that more concrete information on the scale of the disaster, number of people affected and the immediate needs will be available after ACT members in Nepal meet tomorrow (Sunday 26 April) to initiate a joint rapid assessment and emergency response plan. 


PDA will share as more information is received. 


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