United Kingdom - October, 2010.
Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) announced the launch of ASTI’s partner charity Burn Violence Survivors – Nepal (BVS-Nepal). The event took place on the 6th October at the Embassy of Nepal in London, UK. Her Royal Highness princess Anne, ASTI’s Patron, attended the event and addressed the guests briefly about her dedication to the cause. The evening was by his Excellency Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise, Nepalese Ambassador to the UK. The guests also included high commissioners from Bangladesh and Pakistan, representatives from Nepalese organisations, major international organisations, charitable foundations and social advocacy groups. Trustees, staff and friends of ASTI also attended the event.
ASTI and the Acid Survivor Foundation community has worked tirelessly for 10 years to stop acid violence, treat injuries and rebuild the lives of burns violence survivors.
BVS-Nepal is an organization that provides medical assistance to the most vulnerable burn patients with a special attention towards burn violence survivors. Funded by a UK- based ASTI, it was established in 2008. Attacks with kerosene and acid, as well as burn- related suicide, often stemming from domestic violence, are issues which are addressed by the organization.
The launch of BVS-Nepal aimed at raising the awareness of the occurrences and issues of burn related violence throughout the world and raise money to support burn survivors and aid the prevention of burn violence in Nepal.
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