Clean water a priority in Nepal following earthquake

Displaced families gather in an open field following the earthquake. Credit: UNICEF Nepal/Rupa Joshi

The authorities in Nepal are working with the international community to ensure the supply of clean water to prevent the spread of disease following the devastating earthquake which hit the country a week ago.

Around 6,000 people were killed and at least 2.8 million displaced by the tremor.

Widespread damage was caused to health infrastructure leaving the water supply vulnerable to contamination.

Paul Garwood from the UN's World Health Organization is currently in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Daniel Dickinson asked him about the current health situation.

Duration: 2'30"

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