AAFP Foundation


Disaster Relief

Nepal Earthquake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal Saturday, April 25, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu at 11:41 a.m. local time. Nepal continues to reel from powerful aftershocks and the devastating earthquake that at last count has left more than 4,000 people dead and 7,100 injured. The quake was strong enough to shake even the Himalayan Mountains. It is being called the worst earthquake in Nepal in more than 80 years.

The already difficult situation in much of the capital, where safe shelters are scarce, was made worse Sunday when rains began to pour. Thousands of Kathmandu’s residents are residing on streets throughout the city, either because their homes had been destroyed or because of continued aftershocks (some as strong as a magnitude 6.7).

Our partner organizations have teams on the ground in Nepal, gathering supplies and moving toward the epicenter of the quake. Both organizations anticipate that health care needs will be high in the aftermath of the disaster, and available medicines and supplies will be depleted quickly.

Your AAFP Foundation is currently seeking financial support to help ensure medicine, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other critical supplies make it to the area and meet the needs of families affected by this devastating crisis.

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Help Victims in Nepal

Your AAFP Foundation helps those in need at home and around the world. During times of disaster, your Foundation ensures timely and effective aid by working with partner organizations specializing in rapid-response, on-the-ground support.

In giving to your AAFP Foundation, you are assured that your dollars are going directly to provide health care, clean water and infection control in this devastated area. Our partner relief agencies, Heart to Heart International and International Medical Corps are mobilizing efforts to bring aid to the region. 

Heart to Heart International (HHI)
Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization that works to improve health and to respond to the needs of disaster victims worldwide. They offer a wide range of disaster and non-disaster volunteer opportunities both domestically and internationally, including short- and long-term volunteering and service opportunities.

International Medical Corps (IMC)
IMC is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. It offers a range of disaster and non-disaster volunteer opportunities. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization.
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