IOCC Responds To Victims Of Deadly Earthquake In Nepal

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Baltimore, MD (April 26, 2015) — A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and several powerful aftershocks have rocked the ancient city of Kathmandu, Nepal, leaving a trail of massive destruction and loss of lives. More than 2,000 people have died and hundreds of thousands more left homeless as multiple tremors flattened houses and buildings in the region. Many more victims are feared trapped as rescue workers frantically search for survivors under the rubble left by the quakes. Local hospitals are overwhelmed by the steady stream of injured victims seeking aid, and the need for food, water and shelter is urgent.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), an ACT Alliance member, is working with relief partners on the ground in Nepal to assess the immediate humanitarian needs and provide support for emergency relief.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can help the victims of disasters around the world, like the earthquake in Nepal, by making a financial gift to the IOCC International Emergency Response Fund which will provide immediate and long-term relief through emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a gift, please visit iocc.org, call 1-877-803-IOCC (4622), or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, Md. 21297-0429.

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IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has delivered $534 million in emergency relief and development assistance to families and communities in more than 50 countries. IOCC is a member of ACT Alliance, a global coalition of more than 140 churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy, and InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S–based secular and faith-based organizations working to improve the lives of the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations.

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