Manisha Koirala, who has roots in Nepal, is saddened by the machinations of some people who are trying to make money by misusing relief funds meant for earthquake-hit Nepal. The actress has advised people to be cautious of such organisations.
"I have been warned that a lot of organisations would be misusing this situation so I request every one who wants to help to please double check the accountability and then only offer help...," a post on Manisha's official page on Facebook read.
"A lot of my friends who want to travel to ktm (Kathmandu), please be mindful that too many people are already there n there is a shortage of food n water...we must be prepared for long span of rehabilitation n relief work (I m afraid after the initial shock n hence desire to help gets diluted by misuse of help & with time we become numb n start ignoring)
"So I request all my well meaning friends that please please be mindful of helping in such a way that it is maximum utilised by the victims...the situation is very very grave...my brother has been taking rounds on the field n it is heartbreaking," the post further reads.
The Himalayan nation was jolted by an earthquake of 7.9-magnitude on Saturday, bringing the region to a halt. The toll in the devastating quake has crossed 4,300.
The actress, who is busy shooting for Tamil-Kannada bilingual "Game", feels that people involved in the misuse of funds should get a fitting punishment.
"Also to all my country people n those who love nepal...pl be vigilante about any organisations/person involved with misuse of funds or material or black marketeers of any sorts...they should be punished n not spared!! So pl keep an eye (sic)," she further said.