Press Release

Nepal 7.9 Earthquake World Vision Begins Relief Efforts


On 25 April, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake devastated northwest Nepal, causing thousands of deaths and injuries. The continuous aftershocks are posing great challenges to relief work. Houses and buildings have toppled over and the quake has also triggered avalanches in the Himalayas.

World Vision Hong Kong's Chief Executive Officer Kevin Chiu says, ''World Vision has been working in Nepal for over 30 years, and more than 200 local staff are assisting the relief efforts on the ground. Water and power ran out in affected areas, and communications were down. Millions of people have lost their homes and are in dire needs of food, water, shelter, warm clothing and hygiene kits. They need our help urgently!''

World Vision Hong Kong has initially committed HK$1.56 million, together with donations from other World Vision offices, will deliver relief items such as hygiene kits, sleeping mats, cooking sets etc. to the quake-stricken people. Child Friendly Space will also be set up to release the emotional distress of children. It's estimated 100,000 people will be benefited from the relief efforts.

Donations can be made through:

  1. Direct Bank-in (Hong Kong)
    HSBC 018-377077-003
    Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-005
    Bank of China 012-883-0-002136-6

  2. Online donationwww.worldvision.org.hk/en

  3. Crossed cheque payable to ''WORLD VISION HONG KONG''. Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and mark ''Nepal Earthquake Relief"on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For inquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department at 2394 2394.

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