12 May 2015 - Unicef has expressed its concern for children as a second earthquake hits Nepal. Giving an eye-witness account, Rose Foley, Unicef Nepal, said:
"We dived under tables in the Unicef building as it rocked from side to side. The shaking seemed to go on and on. We got out to safety as soon as possible. Sitting out in the open it felt like I was on a boat on rough seas as aftershocks hit. We are thinking of every child in Nepal who has already been through so much. We are very concerned about the impact this new quake could have on children who are already very vulnerable. 1. 7 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance after the April 25 earthquake - requiring clean water, shelter, sanitation. Unicef has been working round the clock to get life-saving aid to children since the first quake hit - including tents, safe drinking water, hygiene kits, medical supplies and vital counselling to help children come to terms with their experiences. We have teams on the ground in every affected district. Our focus is now on how children may have been impacted by this new earthquake - both in terms of their immediate humanitarian needs and the devastating emotional impact that this new shock could have. Unicef will do everything possible to keep children safe.”
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