THE Consulate General of Nepal is offering assistance to students affected by the Nepal earthquake. Meanwhile, fundraising efforts are underway in Melbourne to support those in need. Emily Umstad reports.
In the wake of Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake that ripped through Nepal, the Australian Nepalese consulate has provided contact information for anyone concerned about family members that may be affected.
So far, 3,600 people have been confirmed dead and thousands more are still missing.
The office of the Consulate General of Nepal has released a statement online, assuring those affected that they will try their best to assist in difficult times.
Two emergency numbers have been set up and those who require consular assistance or have queries or concerns can call 0481 351 111 or 0422 315 959, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nepal Red Cross Society and the International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) are helping to restore family links in the areas affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
A list of missing persons and persons who have reported that they are alive can be accessed via the Nepal Earthquake Family Links website.
International students can also get in touch with the Study Melbourne Student Centre for assistance by phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landline phones), email info@studymelbourne.
A fundraising event is being organised on April 28 at Charles Sturt University’s Lonsdale St study centre.
La Trobe University’s Nepalese Student Association of Victoria has also created a Facebook page to support relief efforts in Nepal.