Multi-national telecom operator Ooredoo Monday announced a QR 1,000,000 donation to help victims of earthquake in Nepal.
The donation is via Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent who will support their humanitarian relief work in Nepal that suffered a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, Ooredoo said today.
The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected by the earthquake, and that 2.8 million people have been displaced.
The donation has been made possible by Ooredoo’s Easy-to-Remember Number Fund, which raises money for charity through the auction of prestigious mobile phone numbers, the telecom operator said.
Ooredoo is encouraging employees and customers to donate money towards several charities working in the country to support their emergency appeal for healthcare, shelter, water, sanitation support and to restore family links.
Customers can donate to the Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent via Ooredoo's nationwide Self Service Machine network. With over 200 Self Service Machines spread across the country, donations to the charities can easily be made by cash or credit/debit card during this time of need, Ooredoo added.