People are coming together to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and impacted the populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
Starting today, people on Facebook will see a message at the top of News Feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps, which has emergency response teams operating mobile medical units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake. To do this, Facebook is using a Donate feature, where people can donate directly to IMC to support their relief efforts on the ground.
Facebook will match every rupee donated up to Rs. 12 crore. Facebook’s matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief. Just simple go to facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport to donate. Donation starts at Rs. 62 till Rs. 9,999.
International Medical Corps is distributing hygiene kits, water purification tablets and other supplies to keep families healthy. Moving forward, donations will help teams support survivors, restore healthcare and help Nepal rebuild.
In addition to launching Donate, Facebook also launched Safety Check on Saturday in large parts of Nepal as well as areas in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan – a easy way to say you’re safe and check on others. Since then, millions of people have been marked safe and tens of millions of people were notified that someone they know has been marked safe.
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu on April 25th. More than 4,000 people have died across the region, including in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and thousands more were injured. International Medical Corps is on the ground helping the earthquake survivors and they need everyone’s support.