Tuesday, 26 May 2015

HANDS International Helping Nepal Earthquake Victims

Background:
Nepal is rocked by a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake and More than 5000+ people have been reported dead (and still counting) and scores injured, infrastructure and homes have been shattered. The survivors of the earthquake are in dire need of help in this particularly worrisome predicament. We are determined to stand with the strong people of this country at this hour. HANDS International appeals to people to donate generously for the Nepal victims and lend a helping hand. All funds raised would be utilized to provide relief supplies, first aid, medical facilities, and psychological support services to the affected people.

Highlights
Ø  As of 27 April, the Government reports more than 5000 deaths and 6,833 injured people.
Ø  8 million people in 39 districts have been affected, of which over 2 million people live in the 11 severely affected districts.
Ø  Priority needs include food, water, shelter and medication. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance.
Ø  A Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) in Kathmandu International Airport has been set-up to mitigate congestion at Kathmandu Airport.


Modus operandi
HANDS International & HANDS Pakistan has decided to engage in relief activities of Nepal earthquake survivors by sending specialized team of Orthopedic Surgeons, Experienced Doctors, Anesthetists and Paramedics. HANDS International will arrange surgical camps in Kathmandu teaching hospital in partnership with Rehabilitation Response and Ministry of Health. The team will remain there for as long as necessary and will provide all necessary support to the victim of earthquake. HANDS International has committed £20,575, has also had the contribution of 20,000 Euros from Medico International and is continuing to raise funds through different partners like MCEC.

HANDS International has also joined coalition of charities / NGOs including UN Muslim Welfare, Life USA, Baitul Maal USA, MCEC, Children In Need and Al Khair Foundation, to provide emergency relief in Nepal.

HANDS International appeals to you on behalf of all the charities in coalition  to donate wholeheartedly by clicking here. Your generous donations will be gratefully appreciated.