Nepali netizens drive quake relief effort online

  • TECH
  • Thursday, 07 May 2015

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Nepali netizens took charge of operations in rural areas where the government was slow to reach, mobilising volunteers and bringing urgently needed food, supplies and medical care to those most in need.

KATHMANDU: Just hours after a monster earthquake devastated Nepal, doctor Bishal Dhakal posted a rallying cry on Facebook calling for friends to mobilise quickly to help the relief effort. 

“Ten people showed up the next morning. Now we have thousands of people supporting us and over 500 volunteers working on the ground,” Dhakal told AFP. 

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