06 MAY 2015 / The SNF offers emergency relief support to Nepal, in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has announced a total grant of $500,000 to Oxfam GB, and the International Federation of Red Cross, to assist international relief efforts aiming to provide critical support to the people of Nepal, who are suffering from the recent massive earthquake.

The grant will provide support to the efforts of: Oxfam GB, whose emergency equipment focuses on providing hundreds of thousands of people with safe drinking water and food, and International Federation of Red Cross, whose services not only include food, shelter, water and sanitation assistance, but rehabilitation of damaged local health facilities and the prevention of epidemics. 

Through these emergency relief grants directed to long-term partners of the Foundation, with vast experience in providing crucial relief support for the victims of natural disasters, we try to contribute towards an immediate and hopefully impactful response to the catastrophic earthquake,” said Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

During its 19 years of grant-making activity, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in addition to its regular grant-making activity, has provided 59 emergency relief grants responding to urgent and extreme needs all over the world. Among others, the Foundation provided emergency grants to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, supported relief efforts in response to the devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, provided emergency relief assistance to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, approved an emergency grant in response to the devastating earthquake that hit the island of Kefalonia in Greece, and assisted a variety of relief and aid operations in New York in response to Superstorm Sandy.