Launch of a humanitarian emergency plan in India and Nepal

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The humanitarian NGO Karuna-Shechen, when we founded it in the mid-80s with Rabjam Rinpoche to help the Himalayan populations in difficulty, was the result and concretization of a heartfelt impulse, guided by compassion for all beings.

Today these same populations of India and Nepal are going through an extremely trying period. The health, economic and social crises brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic are particularly severe there. These countries are shaken today because their health and hospital systems are not sufficiently developed and solid to cope with a crisis of such magnitude.

That is why we are launching today, within Karuna-Shechen, a Covid-19 Emergency Plan to take concrete and direct action in India and Nepal. Our teams have prepared a concise and clear page to present to you what this emergency plan consists of. To learn more, please click here.

We wish to do our utmost to help as many people in need as possible. And in order to do so, we call upon your solidarity, compassion and generosity. You can donate quickly and without risk, directly on the Karuna-Shechen website.

Together, let's have the courage of compassion!


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