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Across Nepal there has been a huge amount of damage. In the northern part of Gorkha, at the epicentre of the earthquake, we believe up to 90 per cent of houses have been damaged or destroyed.

We have been working with thousands of people in these communities for many years and will be using our contacts and experience to help relief efforts in the region.

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Nepal earthquake - update

Our energy project manager tells us 90 per cent of homes in rural districts we work in have been destroyed.

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Practical Action CEO to step down

Simon Trace has announced he will be leaving Practical Action in October after ten years in the role of CEO.

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Moving Energy Initiative

Practical Action Consulting is working with an innovative project to meet the energy needs of displaced people in a safe, sustainable manner.

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