Sunil Chhetri appeals for help to Nepal and India earthquake victims
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Friday joined hands with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, a non-profit organisation (NGO), to lend support to the earthquake victims in Nepal and India.
"My heart goes out to all who have lost their lives in the devastating earthquake in India and Nepal. I am supporting CAF India's effort at reaching out and providing relief to the victims in this hour of crisis," Chhetri said.
More than 6,000 people have died in the massive earthquake which hit Nepal on April 25 and the toll could rise to 10,000 with many more still stuck undetected under debris. At least 70 people have been killed in India and hundreds injured.
"Let's come together and do all we can to help rebuild the lives of those affected by this calamity. I appeal to all to come forward and support CAF India in providing relief and rebuild the lives of the victims," added Chhetri.
CAF India with the support of the local partners, NGOs and the government is assessing the ground realities and humanitarian needs of the affected population.
Support will be extended to impacted states in India and Nepal. The nature of support will be both immediate (relief-medical, food, shelter) as well as long term (rehabilitation), considering the magnitude of damage, it said.