What this is...

This page attempts to coordinate the unofficial response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake on 25 April. The epicentre of this 7.9 earthquake was approximately 34 km (21 mi) east-southeast of Lamjung. It is the biggest earthquake in Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake 80 years ago. Over 5,000 people are known to have died as a result, with casualties reported in Nepal and across the subcontinent in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.

Many Nepalis across the world have been moved to do something about the crisis. Many of you have donated to the Red Cross, and other worthy organisations. International organisations try to coordinate their work as they feel it will have more impact - for example through the Disasters Emergency Committee (http://www.dec.org.uk/).

However, a lot of you want to feel the impact of your fundraising more directly, and so have started raising money from friends and family, either to donate to other organisations or for specific projects. There are a lot of people and groups who are trying to do similar things but from different locations. I thought it would be good to have a "hub" where people could see all of the projects being funded on one page - here. Knowledge is power, and the more we link up with people with similar objectives, the more we can hope to achieve.

Please note: The UK Charity Commission warns that while most fundraising is genuine, the public must guard against unscrupulous people who exploit the generosity of the public by fundraising fraudulently.


How it works...

Send the following information to nepalearthquake1@gmail.com:
  1. District/s that the aid is going to
  2. The objective of your fundraising - whether you are collecting donations for another organisation or what your intended use/project is
  3. How can people support your efforts (through donations, volunteering, etc.)
  4. Your name and email address
  5. Where can people get more information - your website or even just a phone number for people to write to for more information.

I will then add it to the spreadsheet (see below) and circulate it on social media as far and wide as possible. My hope is this will then make it easier for people to see what everyone is doing, reduce duplication and increase coordination - so we can all do more together!

Please note: My role is a coordinative one only. I take no responsibility for the projects listed here, please contact the projects directly for more information on what they are doing.


Nepal Earthquake



Activities

  • DEC raises £19 million http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/19570/dec_raises_19m_for_nepal_earthquake_appeal?utm_source=29+April+2015+Fundraising&utm_campaign=29+April+2015%3A+Fundraising&utm ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 6:07 AM by Chandani Thapa
  • Earthquake death toll could reach 10,000 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/nepal-earthquake-anger-among-survivors-as-food-and-water-in-short-supply
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:32 AM by Chandani Thapa
  • Bird's eye view of destruction http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32477216
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 2:46 PM by Chandani Thapa
  • What most victims have in common http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/27/nepal-earthquake-victims-poor-homeless
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:36 AM by Chandani Thapa
  • What is the world doing? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32477180
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:38 AM by Chandani Thapa
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