Second major earthquake rocks Nepal

Emergencies, Media Releases, News article written on the 12 May 2015

Oxfam is monitoring the situation in Nepal after reports a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the small country, just weeks after a 7.9 magnitute quake killed more than 7,900 people, and reduced parts of its capital and remote villages in the Himalayas to rubble.

Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the aid agency was seeking to confirm that all staff were safe and was seeking more information on the scale of damage.

“We will be assessing the situation as soon as it is safe to do so and scaling up our response further if required,” Dr Szoke said.

“We know that the people of Nepal are already in a race against time to secure shelter, food and adequate sanitation after the last earthquake, the impacts of another earthquake of this magnitude are unimaginable.”

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