Alwaleed Philanthropies supports the victims of Nepal's earthquake with 1,000,000 US Dollars

Sunday, 3 May, 2015

Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, supported the victims Nepal Earthquake , which hit Nepal  this Saturday 25th of April and led to widespread destruction. The A powerful earthquake at a magnitude of 7.8- the country's worst in 80 years -rocked mountainous Nepal on Saturday April 25, 2015. The earthquake struck near Katmandu in an area that the U.S. Geological Survey calls one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth claiming the lives of 4300 and wounding more than 8000 people. Dozens if not hundreds remain trapped under mounds of rubble.  Neighboring countries - Lahore, Pakistan; Lhasa, Tibet; and Dhaka, Bangladesh - also felt shocks and reported casualties. Outside Nepal, death and casualties were announced in India, Bangladesh and on the Nepal-China border.

Alwaleed Philanthropies donated 1,000,000 US Dollars towards saving the lives of the affected families. The Foundations has worked with International Disaster relief agencies such as International Medical Corp, Habitat for humanity and the world food program. 

A number of buildings collapsed in the center of the capital, the ancient Old Kathmandu, including centuries-old temples and towers. Among them was the Dharahara Tower, one of Katmandu's landmarks built by Nepal's royal rulers in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath.

Alwaleed Philanthropies are involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian and philanthropic activities in 90 countries. Their focus areas have been established around strategic initiatives, ranging from Disaster Relief and Community Development, to Women and Youth Empowerment, as well as Promoting Intercultural Understanding.