The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation sends aid to Nepal immediately after 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Tzu Chi’s international disaster relief team left Taiwan at 1:20 PM local time to Kathmandu, Nepal with relief supplies. A team of 15 medical professionals and disaster relief volunteers will also assess the damage to develop short and long-term aid plans.
At 11:56 AM, on April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal and its neighboring countries. Over 4,000 fatalities are estimated as of Monday afternoon and up to a million people are directly affected by the quake.
On April 26th, Tzu Chi established a Nepal Earthquake Relief Command Center in Taiwan to communicate with Nepal and Tzu Chi volunteers worldwide. During the first phase of assessment, emergency relief supplies including portable folding beds, blankets, and Jing Si rice will be delivered to the areas hit the hardest. Volunteers also brought 1 ton of medical supplies to help approximately 1,000 people.
Let us bring love and compassion to Nepal!
Please donate to the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of donations to the fund received from April 25 – May 31 will go directly to earthquake relief.
To contribute, call the fundraising hotline: 1-888-9TZU-CHI (888-989-8244) or donate online.
Follow our updates on the Nepal earthquake here.