Join with Oxfam to provide emergency relief in Nepal

What’s happening?

On Saturday the 25th April, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake Nepal has affected 8 million people across the Himalayan nation, the United Nations estimates. With currently more than 4000 dead and more than 1.4 million people in need of food assistance, Nepal is in a state of emergency and rescue organisations around the world are sending teams, aids and medical assistance. The area was further shaken by a series of aftershocks on the 26th April.

Officials have warned that the number of casualties could rise as rescue teams reach remote mountainous areas of western Nepal. Initial reports suggest that many communities, especially those close to mountainsides, suffered significant quake damage. “Villages like this are routinely affected by landslides, and it’s not uncommon for entire villages of 200, 300, up to 1,000 people to be completely buried by rock falls,” said Matt Darvas, spokesman for aid agency World Vision.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam have already sent out teams to respond to the devastation. Oxfam teams responding with lifesaving essentials – clean water, sanitation and emergency food supplies.

“Our priority is to ensure that people affected have adequate humanitarian assistance and we are able to prevent secondary disasters, including outbreak of disease by providing safe water and critical sanitation support. Hundreds of thousands of displace people need urgent humanitarian assistance now – including children and women who are forced to be out in the open, huddled in groups with no food, safe water, or shelter.”

  • Zubin Zaman, Oxfam India Deputy Director

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

The situation in Nepal is critical. Your donation can help get emergency relief to those most affected.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/earthquake-devastates-nepal/

 

 

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