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Nepal Earthquake: The Crisis is not over yet…

Sadly, the after effects of the Nepal earthquake is still not over with the Prime Minister making announcement that the death toll could cross 10,000 mark. It is certainly very sad to see scenes of sufferings and food & water deprived people stranded in middle of nowhere.

Courtesy: CNN
Courtesy: CNN

The center of the earthquake relief effort is the Tribhuvan International Airport on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Furthermore, Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are said to be involved in search and rescue operations. Planes from India, China and other countries have been landing with supplies of water, food, tents, stretchers, medicines and other aid. However, inspite of the increasing efforts, the residents living in tent camps lack safe drinking water and basic amenities – due to the vast scale of devastation.

Even the UN claims that there are more than 1.4 million people victimized by the Nepalese Earthquake and the country is in need of urgent aid and assistance. The UN is releasing $15 million from its central emergency response fund for quake victims. The funds will allow international humanitarian groups to scale up operations and provide shelter, water, medical supplies and logistical services

Courtesy: Global Giving
Courtesy: Global Giving

In such times of need, every penny counts and we all can come together to help and save the lives of those who are in need. This is an appeal to the general public, to make generous contribution for the cause through UN relief fund or CARE. It is not just the contribution amount, it is the intent with which you contribute – that matters!

Sources: NDTV, EKantipur, Fox News

 

 

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