In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Federations are collecting funds for emerging relief efforts. Amid a quickly rising death toll and widespread destruction in Kathmandu and the surrounding region, our partners are assessing the unfolding situation on the ground and ensure survivor’s immediate needs are addressed.
Through our partners, Federations have provided immediate relief and long-term assistance to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the globe, including the Philippines, Haiti, Japan, and South Asia after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and continues to operate programs designed to rebuild infrastructure and community life in disaster-stricken regions.
The death toll following Saturday’s massive earthquake in Nepal has risen to over 4,000. Thousands are injured and tens of thousands are homeless. Aid groups are receiving reports from remote villages across the mountainous country describing devastation, destruction and dwindling resources.
Due to impassable roads and landslides, rescue teams are struggling to reach those in need. Nepal’s poor road network and the limited number of helicopters also are hampering rescue efforts and the distribution of aid.
One hundred percent of all money raised will be allocated toward relief efforts.
Needs are expected to rise dramatically as reliable supplies of food, water and medical supplies are depleted. Continued aftershocks spread fear and uncertainty. Kathmandu airport is struggling to efficiently manage the influx of aid flights. There are a number of Jewish organizations on the ground in Nepal.
JDC, our trusted partner, is actively assessing the situation and working to provide support where it is needed most. Here is what they are doing:
Through JDC, Federations have provided immediate relief and long-term assistance to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the globe, including the Philippines, Haiti, Japan, and South Asia following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and continues to operate programs designed to rebuild infrastructure and community life in disaster-stricken regions.
Israel, sent an Israel Defense Forces delegation to conduct search and rescue operations. It has also established a fully functioning field hospital including operating rooms, X-ray equipment and pediatric care.
Chabad of Nepal has been a staple for Jewish travelers looking to connect with Judaism. It is also participating in relief efforts on the ground in Nepal.
Chabad is continuing to work to identify and locate missing Israelis and reach those in need of assistance