Facebook users raise $10 million to help Nepal earthquake relief efforts

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Facebook users raises $10 million to help Nepal earthquake relief efforts

The social networking website, Facebook is raising funds for the Nepal earthquake victims.

The website has already raised funds in tune of $10 million within 2 days.

A powerful earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation and more than 6000 have died till now in one of the worst earthquakes n Nepal.

A Facebook post says that within 2 days, they have raised $10 million to support the International media Corps relief efforts.

Facebook has also added a “safety feature” and has marked 7 million people in Nepal as safe.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg sayd that it is inspiring to see communities coming together for helping people in time of need

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that Facebook users have raised $10 million to help recovery efforts in Nepal in just two days.

In a post on his personal Facebook page, the social network’s chief executive said that more 500,000 people have given to the non-profit International Medical Corps to aid efforts in Nepal by using the “donate” button at the top of their Facebook timelines.

With an added $2 million in matching funds from the company, that brings a total donation of $12 million –outstripping the amount of aid that the United States government has pledged to send.

On its own Facebook page, the International Medical Corps said that it will “immediately deploy these funds to provide livesaving medical care, medicines and supplies to the hardest-hit communities.”

The unparalleled power of Facebook’s extraordinary network has mobilized $10 million for families suffering from the…

Posted by International Medical Corps on Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

 

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