Our support, thoughts, and prayers go out to Nepal and its people at this time of great suffering from this catastrophic earthquake. Individually our staffers whose families have been affected have been able to confirm the safety of their immediate friends and families but of course there are many hundreds of thousands of others who have not been so lucky including survivors who are right now lacking water, food, shelter, livelihoods, and information about their loved ones. For those of you who are able and willing to help financially we’ve compiled a list of links to effective and reliable relief efforts that stand in need of funds to address the situation on the ground there in Nepal:
Save The Children’s Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund will help the organization “protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Ten percent of your contribution will be used to help us prepare for the next emergency.”
AmeriCareshas announced that its emergency response team “is en route to Nepal and we are prepared to help any way that we can,” noting that “we leverage every dollar donated into twenty dollars of aid.”
World Food Program- The U.N. World Food Program says logistics and emergency response teams have arrived in Kathmandu.
Mercy Corpswarns that prices for essential supplies in Nepal are rising quickly. The group says it is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society to help distribute essential household supplies, shelter kits and tarpaulins. Mercy Corps has 90 staffers on the ground in Nepal, some of whom have lost their homes in the quake.
Direct Reliefwrites of its efforts that the organization “will be coordinating with the following local and emergency response partners in the hours and days ahead,” and “has delivered over $1,000,000 worth of medicines and supplies to its charitable healthcare provider partners in Nepal.”
CARE- The humanitarian organization that fights global poverty is on the ground in Nepal.
Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, says it is sending medical staff and supplies to Nepal, including emergency surgical teams.
Oxfam Australiaand Unicef have information on how you can help by donating to their organizations, andGlobalGiving.orghas started a fundraising campaign, with all donations pledged to disaster relief.
Karuna Shechen, founded by Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Click here to donate to Karanua Shechen’s earthquake-relief efforts.
Sevahas created a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, noting that “that 100% of every gift will go to support the victims of this devastating earthquake.”
World Vision- The Christian aid organizationis on the ground assessing the disaster in Nepal.
PAYPAL GIVING FUND- The web payment company announced it was waiving fees for donations to the Nepal relief effort. It was delivering donations through its PayPal Giving Fund to several of the aid groups listed above, among others.