Concern Worldwide’s Nepal Emergency Appeal reaches €250,000 as agency’s disaster response is under way

Concern Worldwide’s Nepal Emergency Appeal reaches €250,000 as agency’s disaster response is under way

01 May 2015

“Amazing Irish public response,” says Concern CEO, as business and Nepalese community also rally to help earthquake response.

A little girl sits with her family in the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal. Photo credit: Welthungferhilfe

With Concern Worldwide’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in Nepal and now helping in the relief effort following last Saturday’s massive earthquake in the country, the agency’s CEO has praised the Irish public’s response to its emergency appeal.

There has been an amazing public response to our Nepal Emergency Appeal in the first few days. As our team is now accessing the most remote and most devastated part of the country, the need for that continued support from the public here will grow.

Our team has previous experience of working in Nepal as recently as 2010 so they will draw on that local knowledge and link effectively with local partners and communities.

The agency’s Emergency Response Team has now linked with two former local partner organisations: Rural Reconstruction Nepal and Nepal Water for Health. They will be distributing shelter and hygiene supplies to 10,000 households – equating to 50,000 people –  in three rural areas worst affected by the earthquake: Dolakha, Sindhupalchok and Ramechhap.

Dominic MacSorley also praised business companies and corporations, saying that they, too, were supporting Concern’s appeal. 

Local business and corporations are often unheralded supporters in circumstances like this and their role, and that of their respective staffs, should be clearly acknowledged as being vital to funding the aid effort when sudden disasters like this hit and people need urgent lifelines to survive.

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A little girl sits with her family in the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal. Photo credit: Welthungferhilfe

Concern Worldwide’s Nepal Emergency Appeal reaches €250,000 as agency’s disaster response is under way

“Amazing Irish public response,” says Concern CEO, as business and Nepalese community also rally to help earthquake response.