Submitted by: SAP
Posted: Apr 29, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST
WALDORF, Apr. 29 /CSRwire/ - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) will donate EUR 100,000 through the SAP Foundation to aid immediate relief efforts for the thousands of victims of the disastrous earthquake in Nepal.
This donation will support the German Red Cross, which has sent aircraft with 60 tons of relief supplies, including family tents, blankets, hygiene kits, cooking sets and water canisters, as well as a drinking water treatment plant to Nepal.
In the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, the humanitarian and relief needs in the country are enormous. According to the UN, 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake and 1.4 million require basic aid for food and shelter. The death toll has risen above 4,600 while the region continues to experience aftershocks.
More than 1,500 Red Cross volunteers and 300 staff have been working relentlessly to provide life-saving efforts, first aid to the injured and psychological support, as well as relief in evacuation centers and to those earthquake victims seeking safety in the streets. The humanitarian situation in towns and villages closer to the epicenter of the quake is of major concern. With its narrow, steep mountain roads, traversing the terrain in this rural region is challenging even in normal times. But rain, damaged roads and landslides following the earthquake and aftershocks have increased the logistical difficulties.
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