Earthquake Aid Nepal

On April 25, mil­lions of fam­il­ies were af­fected by the worst earth­quake that Nepal has ex­per­i­enced in 80 years. Large parts of the coun­try have been plunged in­to dark­ness, ham­per­ing re­lief and res­cue ef­forts. In re­sponse to the dis­aster, the In­ter­na­tion­al Res­cue Com­mit­tee (IRC) is work­ing with its es­tab­lished part­ner, the As­so­ci­ation for Aid and Re­lief Ja­pan (AAR), an or­gan­iz­a­tion dir­ectly re­spond­ing to this dis­aster. All WakaWa­kas which are donated from the US will be dis­trib­uted by the IRC and AAR. We need to get as many WakaWa­kas on the ground as soon as pos­sible to keep fam­il­ies safe at night and to aid the res­cue ef­forts. Nepal is already suf­fer­ing every­day be­cause of the rampant en­ergy poverty; over 70% of the coun­try does not have ac­cess to elec­tri­city. WakaWa­kas will have a last­ing im­pact on the lives of Nepali fam­il­ies.