UPDATE (July 10, 2015):
In a fifth installment of Nepal relief fund distribution, BAPS Charities contributed $30,000 to World Food Program USA (WFP USA). Click here for details.
UPDATE (June 23, 2015):
Continuing the response to the Nepal earthquakes, BAPS Charities granted $25,000 to the Prime Minister’s Defense Fund at the Embassy of Nepal. The fund will be used exclusively for the treatment and rescue of victims, as well as rehabilitation for those affected. Click here for details.
UPDATE (June 5, 2015):
BAPS Charities contributed $30,000 of funds raised from generous supporters to the UNICEF relief efforts on the ground in Nepal. Click here to get the a detailed progress report of the work done after the Nepal Earthquake.
UPDATE (June 3, 2015):
BAPS Charities has donated $25,000 to One Heart World-wide to provide care for pregnant women and newborns in the most severely damaged areas of Nepal. See details here.
UPDATE (May 15, 2015):
BAPS Charities has currently donated $30,000 to UNICEF and $25,000 to Direct Relief to assist victims on the ground in Nepal. Talks are also underway with the Nepali Embassy as well as other organizations. See news at the following links: Direct Relief | UNICEF
UPDATE (May 6, 2015):
In the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th, the United Nations has appealed for $415 million to address urgent needs facing the country’s population. The greatest, most critical needs over the next three months are medical equipment, shelter, water, sanitation, emergency health, food, and protection.
Thanks to the contributions of generous supporters around the world, BAPS Charities is responding to this call to action. BAPS Charities is working with UN-recognized organizations, who have a presence on the ground in Nepal, to identify funding designation.
On Saturday 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal, while a 6.7-magnitude tremor was felt less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, causing widespread devastation. Strong aftershocks continued to hit the region on Sunday 26 April. Reports indicate the loss of life to be over 5,000, with thousands of others injured and many more homeless and affected.