1 May 2015
- Rains bring landslide threat
- New appeal in Red Cross shops
Landslides could cause more death and destruction in Nepal's earthquake-hit villages.
Aid workers are reaching more and more communities in remote areas. But some villages face the threat of landslides, particularly those in the northern Himalayan region and foothill areas. Rain has been forecast for the coming days, increasing the danger.
Over 90 per cent of homes have been destroyed in some villages, forcing people to sleep out in the open.
Red Cross aid worker Nichola Jones said: “I met a young Red Cross volunteer who walked for 12 hours from Kathmandu to his home village in Dhading – he said it was wiped out, almost all buildings totally floored.”
The Red Cross is still assessing damage and handing out vital aid including blankets, tarpaulins, clothing and cooking pots. More than 2,200 local volunteers are helping this relief effort.
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Clothing and other goods donated at Red Cross stores around the country will be sold to raise money for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Director of fundraising Mark Astarita said: “By simply donating a bag of unwanted clothes to your local Red Cross shop you can make a real difference to all those affected by this earthquake.”