Nepal’s second quake a double disaster says Oxfam

Nepal’s second quake a double disaster says Oxfam

Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam’s country director in Nepal said: “This is a double disaster leaving many of the survivors of the first earthquake shocked and fearful of further tremors. Our teams in the quake areas reported that buildings collapsed and landslides have blocked the roads. They too were very shaken but immediately got back to work. Whilst we don’t yet know the full extent of this second major earthquake, we do know that the people of Nepal will need much more support to help them put their lives back together. 

“It was already a race against time to reach people before the monsoon season arrives at the beginning of June. It’s now more vital than ever for us to be able to reach as many people as possible.” 

Oxfam currently has over 100 staff and volunteers working in seven districts in the country on the humanitarian response and all are safe. 

Oxfam is helping over 60,000 people over seven districts in Nepal, delivering clean water, emergency toilets, shelter, food assistance and hygiene kits. Reaching communities in the country’s rural districts has been challenging and initial reports suggest fresh landslides have cut off some areas. 

Notes to editor: 

To arrange interviews or find out more information, please contact: 

Kai Tabacek in Kathmandu on +44 7584 265077 / (+977) 986048 1663 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk / Skype: k.tabacek  or Lisa Rutherford on =44 7917 791 836 /+977 9810 114 660 /lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk / Skype: lisarutherford23 


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