Pooja Sharma, country director for Practical Action in Nepal said: “Our hearts go out to the families of people who have died and to everyone who has been injured or lost their homes in the earthquake.
“We believe there have been no fatalities in the villages we have been working in, but our staff are now working around the clock to assess the impact on the farming families and once we know the extent of the damage, we will be looking at how we can support them.
“It is heart breaking to think they are having to contend with dramatic changes to their climate and the consequences of this earthquake. Worse still, they are not responsible for either.”
Practical Action can also confirm that all our staff and colleagues at partner organisations are safe and accounted for.
You can read more about the Nepal earthquake response on the BBC website, here.
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