Facebook raises $15 million for Nepal

Facebook raises $15 million for Nepal
The founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

KATHMANDU - Social media platform Facebook has raised more than $10 million (S$15 million) within two days for supporting earthquake-torn Nepal.

"We gave people the option on Facebook to support local relief efforts. In two days, more than half a million people donated and raised more than $10 million to support the International Media Corps relief effort," reads a status posted by founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.

"Facebook will donate an additional $2 million to local recovery efforts to help those in affected areas."

The popular social media had also activated a safety feature where more than 7 million people in Nepal have been marked as safe.

More than 150 million users were notified and those updates let people rest easier and relief efforts remain focused according to Zuckerberg.

The Facebook CEO has also stated that it is inspiring to see communities coming together to help people in their time of need.

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