In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Abbott and the Abbott Fund are supporting relief efforts.
As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks, the United Nations estimates that more than 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with food, water, shelter and healthcare among the key priorities.
To help deliver immediate relief following the earthquake in Nepal, Abbott and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are providing $300,000 in grants and healthcare products to humanitarian organizations working to address critical needs.
The Abbott Fund is providing $200,000 in grants to CARE, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and AmeriCares. Abbott also is donating up to $100,000 of critically needed healthcare products to humanitarian organizations providing on-the-ground support in Nepal.
For people interested in supporting relief efforts in Nepal, here are links to key organizations and additional information:
- AmeriCares: americares.org
- CARE: care.org
- United Nations World Food Programme: wfp.org
- Numerous media outlets are providing additional suggestions for how people can contribute, including New York Times, CNN, The Times of India and TIME
As part of its commitment to responsible global citizenship, Abbott has a long history of providing humanitarian relief around the world. Most recently, Abbott and the Abbott Fund provided significant support for relief efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, earthquakes in China, flooding in India and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. For more information on Abbott's approach to responsible global citizenship, visit www.abbott.com/citizenship.