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How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake: On a Mission to support #NepalEarthQuake #Relief 680 #SewaNepal Volunteers

Sewabharati teams along with sister Organisations Sewa Nepal, HSS Nepal are the first few volunteers on the ground immediately after the worstever Earthquake hit Nepal. They are on the ground in Kathmandu and Pokhara two big urban centers surrounded by affected villages in rescue and relief operations supporting the Nepalese police and paramedics. There are 680 volunteers working on rescue alone in the effected areas.

The volunteers are forming co-odination committees to work with all those working on the ground. The volunteers are providing drinking water, food packets, clothes, temporary shelter, medicines for the needy. 

Volunteers from Kushinagar and Maharajganj Jilla, the 2 northern most districts of Uttara Pradesh and also from few Border regions of Bihar; joined the rescue operations hours after the occurrence of the great tragedy. Joint General Secretary Sri Dattatreya Hosabole is in Nepal to help Sewa Nepal to plan rescue and relief work.

How to help victims of the Nepal earthq…

#Sewabharati Appeal for Support to #NepalEarthquake #Victims 2015

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Nepal is a relatively poor country without extensive resources despite its rich cultural heritage and spectacular mountain scenery.   

The magnitude-7.8 quake was the worst to hit Nepal in eight decades and caused damage and fatalities in neighboring countries. In addition to more than 1,900 people killed in Nepal, a total of at least 60 died in India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.   

The earthquake hit a heavily populated area of Nepal, including the capital, Kathmandu, and its impact spread far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Strong aftershocks were felt as late as Sunday morning.   

Local hospitals were filling with injured residents, and Kathmandu's international airport was shut down for hours, hampering initial relief efforts in the isolated mountainous country.   

Quick USGS calculations estimate a two-thirds likelihood of between 1,000 and 100,000 fatalities and damage between $100 million and $10 billion   

Sewabharati teams are on the ground in Kathmandu …