Help the Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal

by Concern Worldwide US
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Summary

In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Concern deployed an emergency response team to engage with local partner organizations and conduct rapid assessments that will inform a comprehensive response focused first on meeting essential survival needs of the most vulnerable communities including water, sanitation, & hygiene, and nutrition. Concern will be coordinating all efforts with government, NGO, and UN partners. We been a first responder in a number of earthquakes and emergencies
$12,000.00
total goal
$8,163.00
remaining
28
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

A massive earthquake in Nepal - the worst in 80 years - has severely shaken the lives of at least 5.3 million people. Thousands are dead. Many of the survivors have lost everything. The government has declared a state of emergency and is calling for international support. In Kathmandu and surrounding areas, the earthquake has resulted in widespread damage and destruction of buildings, many of which have collapsed. The earthquake also damaged roads and other public infrastructure.

Solution

Help us meet the most urgent survival needs of the people of Nepal - clean water, shelter, and lifesaving health services. As an initial step, we immediately mobilized a shipment of shelter and hygiene kits for 2,000 families. Concern is linking with two former partners, RNN (Rural Reconstruction Nepal) and Nepal Water for Health. We aim to distribute shelter and hygiene supplies to 14,000 households.

Long-Term Impact

Our response is three-fold; we provide immediate assistance as the emergency unfolds, we help to rebuild and to rehabilitate in the weeks, months, and often years, after the emergency, and finally, we work with the world's most vulnerable communities to help them prepare for and build resilience to better cope when disasters hit in the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.concernusa.org
Concern's Homepage
Overview of Concern's Response
Update from the field
Concern's Facebook Page

Organization Information

Concern Worldwide US

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.concernusa.org
Project Leader:
Dara Burke
New York, NY United States

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