UNESCO launches a fundraising campaign to bring relief to Nepal

11 June, 2015


On April 25 and May 12, Nepal was hit hard by two earthquakes that brought about awful consequences to the country and its citizens. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8-8.1, killed more than 8,000 people and injured other 23,000. The second one, with a magnitude of 7.3, killed 117 people and left 2,500 injured.

To help the country recover from this natural disaster and the humanitarian crisis it is sunk into, UNESCO is leading an international fundraising campaign. In addition, UNESCO is assessing the damage at the World Heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, which is composed of seven groups of monuments and buildings. The seven monuments and sites include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. To donate, go to: http://www.unesco.org/donate/nepal2015/donate.php#sthash.kSaBloAr.dpbs

In addition, UOC (Open University of Catalonia) has teamed up with the Red Cross to raise money for the cause. The donations will be devoted to alleviate the damages caused by the earthquakes in homes, schools and health centers. The goal is to raise €1,500 and you can donate here and spread the campaign on twitter with the hashtag #UOC4Nepal. The twitter campaign will start on June 22.

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