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 responded immediately, raising funds for our partners on the ground Oxfam & International Medical Corps enabling them to provide immediate aid. Oxfam addressed sanitation issues via hygiene kits, shelters, toilets, and washing facilities, in order to prevent the spread of disease. Music for Relief long-term partner, International Medical Corps, provided mobile medical units to remote areas devastated by the earthquake.
This work was possible thanks to the generous support of Harman Kardon, which matched contributions from employees, and the Love Hope Strength Foundation which actively helped increase awareness and raise funds for Music for Relief’s efforts.
We are happy to report that all the villagers in Kumrose where MFR has been working for the past two years to deliver clean cookstoves are safe and that that there was no damage to their homes or the biogas stoves we funded.