Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

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Emergency appeal for Nepal earthquake relief fund

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 1, 2015


Nepal_Earthquake_Relief_FundThis time the whole world thoughts are with the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the brawny earthquake ((7.9-8.0 Richter Scale Magnitudes) that has struck most of the part of Nepal at 11.56 AM (07:56 AM GMT) on 25th April, 2015. After that there are series of small and big earthquakes.

Thousands of lives have been lost.   There has also been significant damage to Nepal’s most of irreplaceable amazing cultural heritage and some of bridges are collapsed: Roads, electricity, water supply and telephone lines are disrupted. The reports of the devastation are terrible and still coming in and the numbers of people killed, injured and affected by this earthquake continue to rise. 

It is estimated that 2.8 million Nepalese are displaced, as over 70,000 are believed to be destroyed and another 530,000 homes damaged across the 39 of 75 districts. UNICEF estimates 1.3 million children are in urgent need of aid.

Foreign aid, which was already vital to Nepal’s struggling economy, had become even more important now for its efforts to come out of the devastation caused by this massive earthquake.

Nepal has been well known for its rich culture, a tourist haven, and mountaineering destination with the amazing Sherpas assisting many adventurers from all over the globe up the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest for thousands of travellers each year.  Hopefully, all the people in the world will be touched by the devestation and lend a hand to the people of Nepal.

In this grave situation, we humbly appeal to all communities, donors, Doctors, Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations, politicians to provide immediate support for fundamental basic human needs by sending national medical and rescue teams to Nepal to help prevent an epidemic of disease.  The country will need intermediate and long term support also. The recovery from such a horrendous event will take many long years.

If there’s anything stronger than Natural forces though, it will always be the will of the human spirit to join together and overcome adversity.

Let’s all pray for the victims.

On behalf of Geelong Nepalese Association, we express our deepest condolences to everyone affected, particularly to the families and friends of those killed and injured. I would like to request all Association activists to contribute from their place and capacity in this critical moment. May God grant strength, courage, comfort, and assistance to victims’ families and loved ones, injured, rescuers and aid workers.

We would like to thank you all for your all kinds of support and sympathy in this tough time.

If you want to help, you could use the details given in the poster.

Your donations will be given directly to be local agencies in the most affected area.  We are aware that some government organisations have in the past been unreliable in passing on the money to the people who require the help.  Our Organisation will ensure this does not occur.

Ram Kumar Shrestha
Chairman
Geelong Nepalese Association                            Date: 1st of May, 2015

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