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News Another Earthquake has struck Nepal

  1. May 12, 2015 #1
    Barely 2 weeks after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which killed nearly 8000 people and injured more than 17,800 ,Nepal was struck by another 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12 local time 12:35 pm. Once again in the middle of the day, people were rambling out on the streets of the nation's capital scared for their lives. At least 68 are confirmed dead (50 in Nepal, 17 in India and 1 in Tibet) and more than a 1200 have been reported injured. The quake was centered around 76 km east of Kathmandu, near the Chinese border. Also a US helicopter containing 6 US Marines and 2 Nepali soldiers has gone missing. More info:-
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32701385
    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/12/asia/nepal-earthquake/
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/150512071622053.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...magnitude-US-Geological-Survey-says-live.html
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/li...4-tremor-hits-near-mount-everest-live-updates
    All we can do to help the wounded and the families of the dead from the comfort of our homes is donate.
    Nepal is already one of the poorest places on the planet with an nominal per capita income of just $730.
    The area around Mount Everest is a hot-spot of geological activity therefore quakes are not exactly unexpected, however the locals are so poor that they simply do not have the money to build better constructions.
    So if you can, please consider donating to anyone of these relief sites below:-
    American Donations:-
    https://gri.nationbuilder.com/contribute [Broken]
    UnicefUSA
    American Red Cross
    American Jewish World Service
    If you are from the UK, Guardian has an excellent article on how to donate here.
    International Donations:-
    Unicef
    International Medical Corps
    Save The Children
    World Vision
    Plan
    World Food Programme
    Care
    International Red Cross
    WaterAid (choose your country from the drop-down menu.)
    (If you wish to donate anonymously see this.)
    If you donate, describe it in a post below, and I will like your post and follow you.
    (Although I suppose coming from a simpleton like meself that's not much of an attractive offer.)
     
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  3. May 12, 2015 #2
    Not getting a break. Tough to watch.
     
  4. May 13, 2015 #3
    Indeed it is.
    In case anyone reading this thread is wondering, whether I myself donated or not, I did donate, more than half my family's daily income.
    Again from the bottom of my heart, I would request everyone, to donate as much as you can for the people of Nepal.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
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