In the aftermath of the biggest Earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years, and one that followed today, 12/05; many lives have been lost, many more injured, and numerous ancient heritage sites destroyed. It is estimated that 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake. It will take long years ahead to rebuild Nepal, but we can provide relief to the affected communities. Relief that is needed NOW.
Join me and Photo Circle (http://www.photocircle.com.np/)'s Yellow House Himalayan Disaster Relief Volunteering Group in helping raise funds for this relief.
100% of your proceeds will go directly to the affected communities. All administrative costs will be covered by us.
Let's dig in deep for Nepal, for humanity! Every € counts, small or big.What will your € go towards?
We want to make sure that every € of yours goes to where it is needed. Photo Circle has organised a group of independent volunteers and are procuring basic essentials in Kathmandu- plastic tarps are on top of our list- and distributing to various locations on the periphery of Kathmandu valley.
Please do check our updates and photos tab
, we are uploading some pictures and posting updates of our volunteers coordinating and dispatching some essentials.
If you would like to receive email updates
, please drop me a line at [email protected]
I'll add you on our google group of funders.
We want to make sure that our relief reaches the most vulnerable and is dispersed effectively.
You can follow us on our Facebook Page: Himalayan Disaster Relief Volunteer Group
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Himalayan-Disaster-Relief-Volunteer-Group/1102983003061793) for regular updates.How can you help?
Besides online donations, You can also contribute in kind. We need tarps, (minimum size 8 ft x 12 ft), rope, basic medical and (dry) food supplies in large quantities. If you know manufacturers or suppliers who you can put us in touch with, please do!Volunteer
We need volunteers to coordinate fundraising, coordinate volunteers, document, strategise and then of course get out there and distribute relief material. If you are interested to volunteer or if you know friends interested, please register at http://himalayandisaster.org/
A group of photographer friends have set up the following social media feeds to share photos, stories and updates from the ground:https://www.facebook.com/nepalphotoprojecthttps://instagram.com/nepalphotoproject/
Who are we?
Rashmi and Photo Circle
Rashmi has over eight years of experience working in conflict prevention, disarmament and peacebuilding. She currently works as a European Affairs and Partnerships Manager with Search for Common Ground (SFCG), the largest conflict transformation and peacebuilding organisation with offices in 35 countries across Africa, Middle East and Asia. In her capacity, she serves the organisation as the main liaison between the European Union and the field; developing and representing the organisation in various EU related platforms and networks, providing advice on EU policies and funding, and managing the European Mediation Project. Prior to joining SFCG, Rashmi headed the Policy and Research unit of Handicap International based out of Brussels. Rashmi has worked in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Nepal on reintegration and rehabilitation of former children and youth soldiers; and conducted missions in East and West Africa, Asia and Middle East on arms control. Additionally, in Nepal Rashmi started independent initiatives to support children in need in Nepal through the FIVE Group, with her friends and has tirelessly worked to sustain the project.
A Nepalese native, Rashmi holds a MA in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, the Hague and a BA from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has received trainings in International Humanitarian Law, EU Advocacy and an online certificate on Understanding the EU and its Instruments from l’HEC Paris.
(Nayantara and Bhushan) Photo Circle
was established in 2007 as a platform for new photography in Nepal. Through workshops, publications, exhibitions and commission assignment work, photo.circle strives to create opportunities for photographers to learn, exhibit, publish and market their work. Through its various activities and by bringing photographers and other visual storytellers together, photo.circle aspires to nurture unique voices that document and engage with social change in Nepal. Photo Circle has responded to the flood victim crisis by bringing together volunteers to support the victims going above and beyond their mandate of art platform.
In 2010, photo.circle set up Nepal Picture Library, a digital photo archive that hopes to contribute to the study of Nepali photography, generate knowledge and raise questions about how we can explore issues of memory, identity, and history through images.