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Nepal Earthquake Response

Nepal EarthquakeWe have launched our response to the Nepal earthquake and are appealing for donations.

The Nepal earthquake has claimed more than 5,000 lives and over 8 million people are thought to be affected.

Aid is now reaching these survivors but more help is still needed in both the short and long-term.  We're ready to provide this help.

Tri Clay will be IDV’s first representative in Nepal and she is currently scheduled to transport essential non-food and shelter items, including tents, to Kathmandu on Sunday, May 3.

Tri has over 15 years experience as a first responder and previously worked with IDV in Tacloban following typhoon Haiyan. She is also well connected in both Nepal and in her home country of Indonesia.

Once in Nepal Tri will connect with our new friends at Mountain Quests, a trekking company based in Kathmandu. Many of their local staff are from outlying areas and will ensure that our relief supplies reach more remote and, as yet, under-served locations.

Tri will then assess how IDV can further help the people of Nepal in the immediate future.

We are planning to have other essential team members in Nepal by the middle of May. Our team will work with local partners and communities to continue meeting immediate and medium term needs. They will also work with our UK team to assess how IDV could support the long-term, sustainable recovery of earthquake affected communities.

Any decision on the nature, or scale, of our long-term work will depend on this assessment. It will also depend on the amount of funds we are able to raise.

So, please donate now.

You can also donate via text using the following numbers:

  • UK: Text NEPA03 £3 to 70070 to donate £3
  • US: Text GIVE 20398 to 80088 to donate $10

We are not currently accepting registrations from general volunteers. However, if you would like to register your interest in later opportunities then please see our volunteer page.

We would like to thank Medic One Indonesia and Eiger for their donations of tents and other essential items.

Photo Credit: SIM Central and South East Asia

The Legal Bit (But still worth reading!)

Donations received for the Nepal earthquake will be allocated to our General Nepal Disaster Fund.

We take great care to ensure that donations are allocated to the correct fund but please help us by stating “Nepal” when making your donation

In the unlikely event that we raise either too little, or too much, funding than can reasonably be spent then we will make all reasonable attempts to transfer such funds to an appropriate local partner in Nepal whose work aligns with our own legally defined charitable objectives.

In the very unlikely event that such a local partner cannot be identified then we will contact donors to discuss reallocation or a refund.