Nepalese Transport Unions Rebuild Following Earthquake

The city of Kathmandu, Nepal, has been devastated by recent earthquakes on 4/25/15 and 5/12/15.  At least 8,600 people have been confirmed dead, with many missing and over 16,800 injured.  Nearly 800,000 have seen their homes partially or fully destroyed. 

Nepal Transport Workers Union (also known as Nepal Yatayat Mazdoor Sangh, NETWON) and others worked to facilitate free travel for the over 1 million people in Kathmandu who fled the city in fear.  Additionally, they distributed tents, and used union resources to assess earthquake damages and track missing persons.

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has set up a dedicated fund to pool donations to its affiliates in Nepal: NETWON, ITWAN, UNITRAV, and the Rickshaw union.  This also helps in the reconstruction of union premises. 

Add your donation:

Mail a check to the address below or give via credit card.

Caroline Mangal
Finance Dept
49/60 Borough Road
London SE11DR

Please make your check out to "International Transport Workers Federation" and write "Nepal Earthquake Relief Donation" in the notes area.

"We have not lost our spirit to overcome this and other challenges. We are proud of our affiliation to the ITF and the whole ITF global family. We are extremely grateful to all well-wishing individuals and unions in Nepal and abroad who have expressed their solidarity with us in this time of crisis." - Ajay Kumar Rai (President, NETWON union)

Our friends at Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice, a NYC-based non-profit organization working with Nepali communities to promote human rights and social justice for all, has been steadfastly raising funds and resources.  To make an online payment, please go to: