An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu andPokhara. It is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 81 years. The death toll from the quake has risen to more than 1900 and is rising further. Humanitarian staff and officials are also affected.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (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. ACT members in Nepal will met today (Sunday 26 April) to initiate a joint rapid assessment and emergency response plan. PDA will share information as more information is received.
Please remember the people of Nepal in your prayers. Financial assistance will be needed to help with the response. Financial gifts can be designated to DR999999 with a reference to Nepal.
For more information go to visit http://pda.pcusa.org/