Nepal earthquake is in news for few days now. It is one of the worst earthquakes Nepal has witnessed in the last 80 years. More than 5000 people are reported dead and millions affected. The number continues to grow with each passing day. Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the death toll could well go above 10,000. That’s a very sad announcement to come from a country’s Prime Minister.
The horrific disaster has left not just Nepal shattered, but it’s neighboring India which also witnessed tremors in some parts of the country, and the rest of the world thinking over nature’s fury. While Nepal and India witnessed tremors, the world came together for humanitarian cause. Each country is sending its aid and doing whatever possible to save the victims of this horrific tragedy in Nepal. You too can do your bit to bring Nepal back to normalcy.
Indian government is leaving no stone unturned to evacuate the people and to offer all possible assistance to the victims of the disaster.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on hearing the news of earthquake was quick to speak to Nepalese counterpart.
Spoke to PM Sushil Koirala, who is in transit in Bangkok on his way to Kathmandu. Assured all support & assistance during this tough time. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 25, 2015
The Indian Air Force evacuated more than 2,000 people in the few days after worst quake hit Nepal. More than 1,000 trained personnel of National Disaster Response Force are working on the rescue operations. Sitanshu Kar, Spokesperson of Ministry of Defence Government of India, has tweeted:
#NepalEarthquake IAF has so far evacuated 2865 persons frm Nepal 2 India by 36 sorties & airlifting 238.5 tons of relief & equipment 2 Nepal
— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) April 28, 2015
Who’s Doing What?
Y-Axis Overseas Careers
Y-Axis Overseas Careers is collecting only essential supplies (no cash) from its employees and close associates and sending the same to Nepal before May 1st. Supplies include:
- Medicines for cold, cough, fever, painkillers etc
- Glucose, Energy Bars, ORS
- Candles , matchsticks
- Infant food
- Sanitary pads
Times Cares – An initiative by The Times of India
In collaboration with the Indigo Airlines, Shree Airlines and Fabindia, The Times of India has appealed its readers to contribute the following articles Solar lanterns, candles Well packed non perishable foodstuff like biscuits, nutrition bars Blankets Hygiene products such as soaps, disinfectants, band-aid, bandages, sanitary napkins etc Tents & tarpaulin sheets.
People from Hyderabad can contribute these articles at Uma Enclave, Banjara Hills. For queries and corporate contributions, please call 0-7042-422 334. People from other cities can check contact details here.
Sikh Organizations Send 1000s of Food Packets
The Sikh organizations have come forward to offer 1000s of cooked food packets each day. The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said, as mentioned in the Business-Standard, that daily 25,000 packets of food each by two organizations to serve the quake victims.
Facebook – Facebook has rolled out a Donate button to collect donations from across the world for Nepal Earthquake Support. The donations would go to International Medical Corps which is operating in the region to offer relief to the victims of the earthquake. The social media giant will also offer $2 million to the cause.
It also introduced a Safety Check feature. People in the affected area can mark themselves safe to let their friends and family know about it.
Who’s Doing What?
CNN Money has consolidated a list of donations being offered to Nepal by various governments and organizations. You can check who’s sending what to help Nepal get back to life.
The DNA India has given a detailed list of Emergency Helpline Numbers. Please share the list with others.