Responding to the earthquake in Nepal
Within hours of the initial earthquake tremors, UUSC assessed the humanitarian situation on the ground in Nepal and has since developed partnerships with local grassroots organizations that are working to provide relief in the affected areas. What these partners have in common is that, together with UUSC, they aim to serve people who are most traditionally ignored in relief efforts and those who may be particularly at risk given the political, social, and cultural context. In Nepal, this means a focus on women, girls, children from castes that are discriminated against, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people. UUSC works to address immediate relief needs as well as long-term recovery and sustainability.
If you would like to support this work in Nepal, please donate to the UUSC-UUA Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.
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