Thursday 7 May 2015

Join Hands For Nepal ~ Fashion for Food

You might have heard about the earthquake in Nepal. Lots of people died and the count is now 7000 and growing. Read more on BBC News. Ruby Ornamental and Valsnia are planning to do a fashion event from 13th May to 16th May, 2015 in Second Life to let all the people know what happened and how people are dying in Nepal and so they will donate through any means.

Date of the show : 13th May 2015
Date of the event : 13th May - 16th May

This will be a 3 day event starting with a fashions show (Fashion for Food), displaying the outfits and introducing the atrocities in Nepal. Largely organized by the Indian community on Second Life to support its neighbor country Nepal, the event will have artists across the world to support this cause. Join Hands will partner with World Food Program all donations received during the event. If you would like to donate to the cause outside the event please use the donation link to support and spread this information to a larger circle of your family and friends

Donation Link :

Nepal, the landlocked country in the Asian Subcontinent, has eight of the world's tallest mountains including the highest peak on Earth. A developing county with low income economy, Nepal is known for its beauty both man-made structures and the natures gift of mountains and valleys.

A 7.8 magnitude quake struck Nepal on 25th April, flattening large parts of the capital and causing devastation across the improvised Himalayan nation. Over 7000 people have known to have died in Nepal alone and over 2.8 Million Nepalese displaced. While Kathmandu is now in a rubble, the people need food, shelter and basic first aid. More than 3.5 Million people are estimated to be in need for food assistance and 1.7 Million children in need of first Aid.

The World Food Program  (WFP), founded in 1961,  is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. With the magnitude of the Earthquake in Nepal the WFP immediate put together its Nepal Earthquake response cell and has been quickly moving to support the survivors.

WFP has three main goals under its Nepal earthquake response:
1) deliver food to survivors and those who need it most,
2) provide emergency operation assistance on a massive scale, and
3) help the humanitarian aid community with relief hub services.

Food Assistance:

WFP is mobilising food stocks in the region, and is chartering a plane to fly in high-energy biscuits (HEBs) and other aid supplies to priority target areas. The Government intends to target areas within the Kathmandu Valley, while WFP is expected to concentrate efforts outside this area. Food trucks are on their way to affected districts outside the Kathmandu Valley, and food distribution have already started. Four assessment teams have been deployed to cover Gorkha, Lamjung, Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dhading, Dolakha, Ramechhapp, Kavre, Bhakapur and Lalitpur.

WFP needs US $116.5 million to provide food for 1.4 million people for three months , which translates to US $ 27 for a person for the entire month until they are able to stabilize and organize their own means of sustenance.

Join Hands will support WFP in their mission and provide one of the most basic needs of human survival to those impacted by this massive calamity in Nepal. Reaching out to resources across the world through people who have the means to do and the humanitarian spirit to want to do it. They are working diligently to launch a blogger special day in advance of the launch of the event. They are looking for esteemed bloggers who will support the event by showcasing the outfits donated by the designers and other sponsors on Second Life.

Official Website: World Food Program
Donation Link:
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