By now we’ve all heard of the tragedy in Nepal this Saturday morning. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the region and at last report hundreds have lost their lives. It is also being reported that they are expecting another quake to hit the region along with aftershocks. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg took to the social media network to announce they have activated “Safety Check” for Nepal earthquake victims and their families which will allow people to let loved ones know they are OK.
This morning we activated Safety Check for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. It’s a simple way to let family and friends know you’re okay.
If you’re in one of the areas affected by the earthquake, you’ll get a notification asking if you’re safe, and whether you want to check on any of your friends.
When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe. It’s moments like this that being able to connect really matters.
My thoughts are with everyone who’s been caught up in this tragedy.
This could be a valuable tool for families and friends to find out what is happening and if people are safe. Our hearts and prayers are with the people in Nepal and the surrounding region and we hope this tool will be useful to those who use it.