Thank you for all your calls and e-mails sharing your concern for the people of Nepal and offering to help. The magnitude of the worst earthquake in 80 years and its aftershocks, which are still occurring, are devastating. It will take tremendous coordination and time to obtain accurate information, particularly from the rural areas where we work.
The earthquake has affected 8 million people in 39 districts, of which over 2 million people live in the 11 severely affected districts. Impact on agriculture-based livelihoods and food security is expected to be extremely high.
We will keep you updated as soon as possible about how we can best coordinate efforts and help Nepal.