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International charity Muslim Aid is calling upon the public as it plans to set up a camp to house up to 165 families who have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Central and West regions of Nepal. The resulting force of the shock has caused great devastation, affecting eight million people across 39 districts. Over 5,000 deaths have been reported, while many survivors are in immediate need of medical assistance, food, water and shelter.
Thousands of people are in desperate need of medical attention, shelter, food and water.
While Muslim Aid and its partners are on the ground assessing the situation, plans are underway to implement a camp which will provide accommodation with shower and toilet facilities, kitchens and even a classroom for school children.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “Muslim Aid is committed to providing support to the victims of the disaster during this time of great difficulty. We have chosen to set up a camp as this can provide long-term support for those affected by the disaster, and provide some comfort and shelter from the elements for many people who have been made homeless.
Therefore we are urging people to donate generously to enable us to implement this much-needed resource immediately and effectively.”
To donate please visit muslimaid.org or call on 0207 377 4200.