On April 25th Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the biggest in 80 years. It claimed more than 8,000 lives, injured more than 18,000, and left 2.8 million without homes. In the coming weeks survivors were subject to extreme weather conditions and over 150 aftershocks over 4.0 magnitude, only to be further devastated by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12th.
Thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters and artist partners, Music for Relief has been responding since day one, raising funds for our partners on the ground Oxfam & International Medical Corps enabling them to provide immediate aid and prepare long-term solutions. Additionally, we’ve had the support of corporations who have matched contributions from their employees, and organizations like the Love Hope Strength Foundation have actively helped increase awareness and raise funds for Music for Relief’s efforts.
We are happy to report that all the villagers in Kumrose who MFR has been working with in the past two years to deliver clean cookstoves are safe and that preliminary reports are indicating that there was no damage to their homes or the biogas stoves we funded. More updates to come.
NEPAL RESPONSE PARTNERS
Music for Relief is supporting Oxfam in addressing sanitation issues, via hygiene kits, shelters, toilets, and washing facilities, in order to prevent the spread of diseases.
International Medical Corps
Our long-time partner, International Medical Corps, has been on the ground providing urgent medical support since day one. Music for Relief has committed to helping raise funds to bring mobile medical units to remote areas devastated by the massive earthquake.