Our hearts are heavy as we continue to read reports of the devastating impacts of Saturdays 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. It was reported this morning that the death toll has topped 5,000 with twice that number injured and many communities cut off from supplies. We received word from our Reality Tours partner organizations that they are safe, but the extent of loss and damage is still largely unknown.
In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal our friends at IDEX have launched the Nepal Recovery and Resilience Fund to channel 100% of your donations towards immediate disaster response led by their partners, ASHA and WACN.
Organizations like these – that are already embedded in the community – are the first responders to any disaster. They know the region well, and in the early days of a catastrophe such as this, their staff and volunteers are engaged with first aid, light search and rescue, disaster assessments, and delivery of relief services.
In solidarity with the people of Nepal, please consider donating towards immediate disaster response.
Global Exchange is suspending our October 2015 Climate Change and Migration Reality Tour to Nepal. We will continue to be in touch with our Nepalese partners to support their recovery. Please check back to www.realitytours.org for information on future delegations to Nepal.