A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April, killing over 7,000 people and injuring at least 10,000, reports the BBC. According to the United Nations, over 8 million people were affected and around 70,000 houses were destroyed. While international aid has been pouring in, Google has launched a Person Finder for affected people as well as a link to report information about anyone in Nepal. Facebook has developed a tool called Safety Check which sends messages to people in Nepal asking them to click a button to report their safety to their Facebook friends. It is also donating up to $2 million to match what people donate to the International Medical Corps. Yahoo Singapore put up a Tumblr post on how to donate. Over $10 million raised through crowdfunding Crowdfunding sites are seeing an increase of projects dedicated to help the earthquake victims. BitGiving has 8 projects which have raised over Rs 21 lakhs, FundDreamsIndia has raised over INR 90,000 from over 50 people. Crowdrise has 60 projects which have raised over $66,000. IndieGogo has raised $720,000 from 36 campaigns and ~9,000 funders. GoFundMe has raised over $3.4 million through 714 campaigns from over 45,000 people. IndieGogo lists over $409,000 through over 4,600 people. GlobalGiving has raised over $2.2 million from ~30,000 people. GiveForward has raised more than $102,000 through various projects. YouCaring has raised over $1.5 million and Fundly over $50,000 FINDER to help detect victims beneath rubble NASA’s portable radar device called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response…
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