[Owasp-leaders] Help and Pray for Nepal

Noreen Whysel noreen.whysel at owasp.org
Wed Apr 29 21:23:29 UTC 2015

Thank you Rio!

I have also reached out to Guarab and our Nepal chapter leader Bhupal
Sapkota and other members of our Nepalese community to extend a hand as
they work through this tragedy. Many are unsheltered and in need of food.
Guarab is busy helping and has regained internet access, which improves
what he can do for Nepal immensely.

I plan to add some information about how our community can help Nepal and
will put these ideas into the News Flash which will go out today (perhaps a
bit delayed).

One thing that we as a security community are aware of but it bears
repeating is to be cautious about who we give our aid to. Many unsavory
entities crop up at this time to take advantage of our charity and grief.
We can help Nepal by engaging our own networks to give to known relief

I am collecting a few more thoughts about this and other ways that we can
use our unique skills to help out. Look for that newsletter shortly. I can
report if/when, I hopefully hear from other members of our OWASP community
in Nepal.

Noreen Whysel
Community Manager
OWASP Foundation

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM, Riotaro OKADA <riotaro.okada at owasp.org>

> Hello Leaders,
> The Nepal chapter lead Gaurab Raj Pant has contacted me today,
> and told me their situation.
> ================================
> As I’m sure you already know, a devastating 7.6 Richter scale
> earthquake hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, at 11: 58 AM, destroying
> many historical landmarks, houses, roads and killing approx. 3725
> people in 48 of 75 districts in Nepal while the death toll still
> continues to rise.
> Continued tremors are still being felt, meaning everyone is out on the
> open area where ever they can find. Should tremors continue (which has
> stopped for the last few hours) and if people are out like this, we
> are likely to see huge challenge of basic supplies like water and also
> major public health disaster. If tremors stop and people can go to
> their homes and their life, Kathmandu, for the most part, should be
> fine. Outside Kathmandu, the situation is severe. Thousands are now
> homeless, have lost all supplies to the quakes, students have passed
> away, and community members continue to cry out for help but to no
> avail. From what we have seen in our attempt to provide relief, there
> has been no effort from the government or other agencies in rural
> Nepal.
> Please help Nepalese.
> ================================
> And he and his family are safe so far, but living at tents in open space.
> People need Medical, Tents, Cloths, water purifier continuously, though
>  Red Cross has fed these. As for chapter members, some could be
>  connected safe but still some are not still connected, Gaurab said.
> I do not have enough information to help them but I strongly encourage
> all of you chapter leads to find how to help Nepal's people and society
> from various ways.
> Thanks,
> Rio
> --
> Riotaro OKADA
> OWASP Japan Chapter
> Leader
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