04/2015

Donations: Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief


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In response to the Nepal Earthquake in April 2015, ZeShan Foundation donated US$150,000 (HK$1,165,500) to disaster relief organizations providing food, medical support and shelter.
 
Nepal, which remains one of the world’s poorest countries, was rocked by a 7.8-magnitute earthquake on April 25, 2015. Hundreds of aftershocks followed, including a 7.3-magnitude quake on May 12. The disaster killed some 9,000 people, injured more than 20,000, and displaced hundreds of thousands across the country. The quakes also caused widespread devastation, destroying some 800,000 houses.

ZeShan donated US$50,000 (HK$388,500) each to the following organizations in the hope of providing vital relief and facilitating community rebuilding:


 
The United Nation World Food Program: To provide food to survivors;

 
Médecins Sans Frontières: To fund medical and non-medical teams to set up surgical units, provide support to hospitals, run mobile clinics in remote areas, distribute essential relief items, and provide water and sanitation in Nepal.

 
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong: To distribute temporary shelter kits, carry out rubble removal and debris clearance, as well as construct transitional housing and permanent homes in the longer term. 

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