Help rebuild the community radio network of NepalPublished by karine on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:24
Montreal, May 5, 2015. On April 25, Nepal was struck by an earthquake of 7.9 in magnitude at 11:45 local time. The capital, Kathmandu was violently hit. There have been numerous aftershocks since the first wave, making the search and rescue work very challenging. Our staff from the Asia Pacific office are on the ground and hard at work, in collaboration with the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB), assessing the status of community radios that have been damaged by the earthquake. Teams have been deployed in the field and are visiting some of the most severely impacted districts. More than a hundred radio stations in 30 districts have been affected and are in need of urgent help.
Why should I support the community radios of Nepal
Community radios are a powerful tool in disaster relief situations. They are an indispensable way to provide reliable information to vulnerable population, help the humanitarian relief and ease the fear and worries of the population in tense situations. These radios are deeply rooted in their communities and serve as a focal point for the population to get the services they deserve and need in their language. In emergency situations, community radios can help make a difference.
What the community radios of Nepal need
Your donation will help to provide basic support to the damaged radio stations to ensure restoration of their services urgently. With your help, our teams will rebuild and repair the stations that have suffered damages:
- repair studios and broadcasting equipment
- repair or rebuild antennas, towers, power generation sources
- buy computers and broadcasting equipment
- buy portable audio recorders, cameras