#NepalEarthquake: Children's faces haunt people, close to 1 million affected

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Kathmandu, April 27: A UNICEF report says that close to 940,000 children, living in severly affected areas are need of basic humanitarian assistance. According to these reports, supplies of water, food, electricity were dwindling. Hundreds of people slept in the open for fear of further tremors and children too faced the same fate.

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With heavy rains, the living conditions are said to have worsened. In such situations, children are considered to be most vulnerable with limited access to water and and safe sanitation.

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They are likely to suffer from waterborne diseases, say experts and rescue operators. I addition to this, some may have separated from their families. UNICEF, in a move o provide relief to the Nepalese citizens, have mobilised staff and emergency supplies including water and sanitation, nutrition, education and child protection.

It is also supporting tankering of water and provision of oral rehydration salts and zinc supplements, apart from tents for medical facilities.

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It is reported to have sent two cargo flights with 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies including medical and hospital supplies, tents and blankets, for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

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