The recent devastating earthquake followed by three days of aftershocks that wrecked the Himalayan nation – Nepal has shocked everyone. This reminds me of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake in India which also had measured 7.7 on the Richter scale leaving approx 20,000 dead. The current death toll of Nepal is said to have crossed 4,000 which is surely going to be way higher once all the international rescue teams start their operation. More dead bodies will be fished out from the rumblings left by the massive earthquake.
The 2 main reasons of me writing this post are; thousands and thousands of people who are affected due to this quake need our help and secondly I had plans on visiting Nepal during this year end which I suppose will now not be possible. I am not as much concerned about my trip being thrown off but am more worried for all those affected by the quake.
This is not going to be an easy fix. The humanitarian aid is the most immediate necessity for the people in the affected parts of Nepal. Basic provisions like shelter, food, water, medical care and communication is what they need. You could also become a part of the monetary support to the organisations providing humanitarian aid. There are many such organisations out there you can donate to – pick the one which is reputable and trust-worthy:-
- Facebook has started donation campaign where they will match the equal amount of your donation and give the amount to International Medical Corps.
- Even TOI has started with a campaign “Reach Out, Aid Nepal” an initiative to help the people in Nepal. Today’s front page of TOI has the details of the same or you can click on the below link to read it :
- Time.com has provided a good overview of six disaster relief organizations you can donate to: Click on this LINK
No matter how small your donation, providing monetary support to reputable organizations is one way we can all help the disaster relief efforts in Nepal. Don’t hesitate and lend a helping hand to the needy.
The scale of destruction is too huge and the suffering of the people agonizing.