In light of the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal I will be donating 10% of the proceeds from my original artwork sold to UNICEF during the month of May. UNICEF is on the ground providing critical aid such as clean water, shelter and sanitation. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has claimed more than 5,000 lives, caused thousands of injuries, and destroyed homes. UNICEF approximates that 1.7 million children require humanitarian assistance in Nepal.
Latest updates from UNICEF’s response include:
- Tents, hygiene kits, water purification tablets and buckets have been dispatched to Gorkha for distribution, the area at the epicentre of the earthquake, where the presence of dead bodies poses the risk of disease outbreak. Vital supplies have also been dispatched to Kavre and Dhading.
- UNICEF is delivering water purification tablets, buckets and hygiene kits in Bhaktapur where only 1 in 5 people are estimated to have access to clean water.
- Water tankers are distributing clean water to 16 informal camps that have sprung up in the Kathmandu valley.
- Teams are identifying and assisting children who have been separated from their families
- UNICEF is working with partners to provide psychological support for children living in informal camps who have experienced extreme shock