As we begin to comprehend the full devastation of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal and surrounding regions on April 25, what is becoming clear is that the people of Nepal are in dire need of assistance. Thousands of lives have been lost, thousands have been injured, entire villages have been razed, and cultural landmarks lie in in ruin. The death toll continues to climb amid threats of damaging aftershocks. Our deepest sympathies go out to the millions who have been impacted by such terrible losses.
Yale students, alumni, and the families of Nepali Yale students are presumed safe. From the beginning, Yale has been engaged in providing support. Members of the Nepali Association of Yale Affiliates (NAYA) have been helping to translate the Facebook Safety Check and Donation features into Nepali in addition to translating key articles from the Nepali press into English. A wider group is now crowd-translating UN situation reports into Nepali to assist the many international humanitarian organizations that are deployed on the ground, who do not speak Nepali. NAYA is also currently collaborating with the Yale Himalaya Initiative, and the Yale Urbanization and Globalization Lab to identify and prioritize — through remote sensing — the most vulnerable areas where relief efforts are needed. The Yale Himalaya Initiative is also exploring opportunities to create long-term commitment to the region through a series of local partnerships. If you are interested in participating in these conversations please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events will be organized on campus to increase awareness and raise funds in support of the relief efforts. If you are organizing an event and would like to support the Nepali fundraising efforts please contact email@example.com. View Events
To support the relief efforts please visit How to Give. Members of the Yale community have selected the organizations that are listed. All donations will be evenly distributed among the organization listed.