PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The University’s Office of Global Engagement has posted several resources on its website for members of the community organizing ways to support relief efforts in Nepal.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday, April 25, and claimed more than 5,000 lives has left widespread destruction and a looming public health crisis. Members of the Brown community, like colleges and universities around the world, continue to assess ways to support relief efforts.
The University’s Office of Global Engagement has posted several resources on its website for people who are trying to support relief efforts in Nepal.
“Brown is a community of global citizens, conscious of our place in the world and of our interconnectedness,” said Sonia Feigenbaum, associate provost for global engagement. “The devastating earthquake in Nepal reminds us that when humankind suffers, there are no boundaries and no nations. We are called to action.”
Brown’s Global Heath Initiative (GHI) is collecting donations in support of rescue efforts through the Fund for Nepal. There are also links to several independent disaster relief organizations and government agencies that are also gathering donations or helping to organize relief efforts.
The site also lists resources offering emotional support for anyone following the earthquake, as well as governmental and aid agencies for those who may be concerned with the well-being of a friend or relative in the region.