A magnitude 7.8 earthquake stuck 80km northwest of Kathmandu on the morning of Saturday 25th April.
Devastation is widespread with the death toll of 2500 only expected to rise.
IPPG has volunteer doctors and Nepali staff in our rescue posts in Machermo and Gokyo in the Everest region of Nepal.
We’ve now had contact with Sam & Dan at Gokyo, and Claire, Olivia, Chhewang and Kancha at Machermo. Thankfully all are well. The rescue posts have sustained minor damage so for the time being they can remain there safe, ready to help trekkers and the local community.
Tragically we have heard the Kancha’s brother was killed in the avalanche off Pumori hitting Everest base camp.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, many of you will want to help in any way possible.
If you want to make a donation, IPPG would ask you to donate to Community Action Nepal’s Earthquake Appeal.
IPPG works extremely closely with CAN who, as well as being our partners in running the rescue posts, also have many projects in areas of Nepal badly affected by the earthquake. Although not as large as the international aid agencies CAN is well placed to assist the remote mountain communities who will need help over the coming weeks, months and years.
Donate via CAN’S Earthquake Appeal https://www.justgiving.com/can/