May 12, 2015
Two weeks later another aftershock hits Nepal at a magnitude of 7.3. Dozens more are found dead and more buildings collapse. Millions have been affected and even more will be found outside sitting in the open with nothing.
IMRC’s team has just completed it’s 1st Phase of Relief Operations in Nepal. Over 1,000 people were provided with Emergency Kits (grains, food, hygiene kit and tarp). Jazakh Allah khair for your support!
This is just the beginning as many victims will be observing fast during Ramadan. It’s imperative we provide as much support as possible.
IMRC’s Emergency Relief Team have given their first hand account of their work in Nepal with a report of their relief efforts.
April 25th, 2015
A powerful earthquake — the country’s worst in over 80 years — rocked mountainous Nepal on Saturday, April 25th 2015. More than 4,000 deaths have been confirmed, and the death toll is expected to rise. At least 18 were killed and dozens more were injured on Mount Everest, where the quake launched an avalanche. Dozens if not hundreds remain trapped under mounds of rubble. The nation’s capital of Katmandu was particularly hard hit.
Survivors desperate for shelter have turned to camping out in sewage pipes as thousands of people prepare to spend a third night sleeping rough.Helicopters have started to rescue up to 150 mountaineers stranded on Everest above an ice fall caused by the earthquake. An additional 61 were injured in the avalanche and an unknown number are still missing. The UN’s World Food Programme said a “massive” aid operation will start on Tuesday. Unicef said nearly one million children in Nepal were severely affected by the earth quake. It also warned of waterborne and infectious diseases. Thousands of Nepalis have began fleeing the capital Kathmandu in the wake of powerful aftershocks that have stoked fears of food and water shortages. Roads leading out of the mountain valley city of one million were reportedly jammed with people.
IMRC LAUNCHES IMMEDIATE RELIEF
IMRC team of volunteers are packaging and sending food, grains and emergency kits to Gorkha. Gorkha, Nepal is a central distribution point for aid to some of Nepal’s hardest hit areas. Our goal is to provide 100,000 emergency kits in the rural areas; each one costs $25.
$25 Emergency Kit Includes:
Food package (rice, lentils, oil, raw sugar, spices, wheat flour)
Water proof tarp
Hygiene kit (water purification tablets, medicine, first aid items, sanitary pads)
WHAT CAN YOU DO ?
Please help the earthquake victims by donating generously. We request each person to help a family with a $25 emergency kit.
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