Article 25 has launched an appeal to raise funds to support a long term programme of resilient reconstruction in Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake.
To donate, visit our Building schools, saving lives appeal page or text NEPA25, followed by your donation amount (eg. £10), to 70070.
Launching the Building schools, saving lives appeal, Robin Cross, Managing Director of Article 25, said:
“The devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal is a sad reminder of the crucial importance of safe and resilient buildings. And it is a reminder that it is not earthquakes that kill people, but buildings that kill people. When the buildings fail, the social the social and economic life they support also fail. We can’t prevent earthquakes, but we can mitigate their impact. Well-constructed buildings can make the difference between many thousands of deaths and zero deaths.
Once the immediate emergency response effort has been implemented, the developed economies must support a long term programme of reconstruction to provide the people of Nepal with buildings that are sturdy and reduce the impact of future climate events. Article 25 can mobilise design and construction skills from the UK and put them to work where they will make the greatest difference.”
Article 25 is launching the Nepal Appeal to fund a programme of work in Nepal. Money raised will enable an extensive needs assessment and enable the charity to work with local partners to improve the long-term impact of short-term action.
When this earthquake struck Nepal, Article 25 was preparing a programme of earthquake resistant school construction to protect the country’s young people. The charity still hopes to deliver this programme as part of a far more extensive reconstruction programme.
Article 25 has long experience in earthquakes resistant reconstruction in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Haiti and will bring this knowledge to its work in Nepal.