US NRIs mobilise support for Nepal quake victims

rp4fp3rhNRI organisations such as Aim for Seva, BAPS Charities, ISKCON – Food for Life, India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF) and SEWA International are mobilising support for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in a number of ways, from providing recovery assistance and urgent medical care, to healthy meals and temporary shelters.

The United Sikhs said their relief team has reached Nepal to work in areas where aid is most critically needed and a team of doctors have arrived equipped with supplies.

The American India Foundation said 100 percent of its donations will go to the Nepal quake victims to support the rehabilitation of lost livelihoods and to rebuild and provide a new life of opportunity and hope.

Meanwhile Congresswoman Grace Meng announced they have co-sponsored the legislation that grants Temporary Protected Status to Nepalese citizens in the US who have been impacted by the disaster. The Status Act of 2010 will protect citizens of Nepal from deportation or detainment so they are not forced to return to unsafe conditions in their homeland.

The International Food Policy Research Institute, an agricultural centre, also urged national and international organisations to provide immediate aid to ensure adequate access to nutritious food for everyone in the country.