Nepal Earthquake: Facebook is offering to match contributions up to US$2 million to aid efforts in Nepal

April 28, 2015 1:44 pm

is rolling out a donation button for contributions to
victims of the massive in , and offered to match up to
US$2 million ($2,618,589).
“People are coming together to support
those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and impacted the
populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh,” Facebook said in a blog post on Monday.

Facebook is offering to match contributions up to US$2 million to aid efforts in Nepal. Photo / screenshot
Facebook
said that as of Monday, users will see a message at the top of their
feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps, which
has been operating relief units in the region.
In addition,
Facebook said it had activated its “Safety Check”, a system which allows
people in the disaster zone to notify friends and family if they are
safe.

Facebook said that since activating this on Saturday in
Nepal as well as areas in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan, “millions of
people have been marked safe and tens of millions of people were
notified that someone they know has been marked safe”.
“During
times of crisis, we have seen people turn to Facebook to learn about
what’s happening, share their experiences and support one another.”
The
United States said on Monday it is sending US$10 million ($13,093,291)
in relief to help the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, where
the death toll surpassed 4000.

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