What is happening in Nepal?
Nepal’s COVID-19 cases are escalating rapidly and hospitals are overwhelmed, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Doctors in Nepal are warning of a crisis situation as hospitals are facing oxygen shortages. The outbreak is placing severe pressure on the country’s healthcare system which has a limited number of ICU beds as it faces a surge in cases.
Authorities and health officials are sourcing oxygen supplies and enforcing region-specific lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus.
Top tips for emergency fundraising
If you want to take action by starting a fundraiser to help Nepal, we recommend fundraising for registered charities with Nepal-specific appeals to help deliver emergency relief to communities in need.
With all emergency fundraising, be clear as to why the situation is so important and why the money is needed so urgently.
If you would rather start a personal fundraiser, or know a family in need who you would like to fundraise for, be clear about what the funds are for. Make sure to mention in your description:
- How you will withdraw the money
- How you will distribute the funds to the beneficiary
- What the funds will be used for
- What organisations you will support if excess money is raised
We also recommend setting up withdrawals straight away to ensure the money can get where it needs to go in record time. This can be as quick as three days if you begin the process on the same day as launching your fundraiser.
Our team of customer service agents are on hand 24/7 if you have any questions. And remember, even if you can’t donate, one of the best things you can do is to share campaigns.