From our staff
A powerful earthquake has rocked Nepal. Oxfam is there. We urgently need your help to provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food. Please give what you can today.
Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam country director in Nepal said:
Communication is currently very difficult. Telephone lines are down and the electricity has been cut off making charging mobile phones difficult. The water is also cut off. The number of people killed is continuing to rise. Many of the old houses have been destroyed and at least one large apartment block has come down in Kathmandu. Given the closeness to the epicentre Pokhara must also be badly affected. Oxfam is preparing to help provide clean water and emergency food. People are gathered in their thousands in open spaces and are scared as there have been several
Nepal earthquake response