Top-rated rappers Tiger JK and his wife Yoon Mi-rae donated 50 million won ($42,000) for the earthquake-stricken victims in Nepal, Oxfam Korea said on Tuesday.
On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing 8,500 civilian casualties. Relief agencies such as Oxfam have been working to reconstruct buildings and send out aid to those in need. As the relief aid is not enough and victims face dire difficulties, the couple decided to help the people of Nepal.
“When I heard about the earthquake in Nepal, my dad came to my mind as he truly wanted to visit the Himalayas when he was alive. Then I thought, maybe I could help those people in Nepal,” Tiger JK said.
“We know that there are still people out there who suffer from the lack of clean water, food and shelter. We would like to give them both practical and sustainable help so that they can continue on with their lives,” the couple noted.
The CEO of Oxfam Korea said that the help from Tiger JK and Yoon would help those victims in need of relief supplies and reconstruction.
The donation will be used for providing clean water, supplying hygiene kits, and building temporary bathrooms and shelters to further prevent any infectious diseases or starvation, Oxfam Korea said.