WHO calls for $5m for earthquake relief

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2275
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Organization has called for $5m (£3.3m; €4.6m) to help it respond to the grave humanitarian situation in Nepal after the country was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale.

Both the earthquake, which struck on 25 April, and around 60 aftershocks have caused heavy damage as well as thousands of deaths and injuries. Unicef said on 27 April that nearly 5000 people had died and 50 000 had been injured, although these figures are expected to rise. Thousands more have been left homeless and are sheltering in tents. Even those …

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