It’s hard to believe the death toll from the earthquake has reached to more than 3,000, and the number is expected to rise.
Having just returned from Nepal two months ago, it is devastating to see the reckless aftermath of a monstrous 7.8 earthquake. Nepal became a country which deeply impacted my heart. A land full of World Heritage Sites that wowed away my imagination but today, they rest in piles of shattered rocks. Every Nepalese taught me immensely about life and happiness as each local welcomed my traveling soul with warm smiles infinitely inked in my mind. It’s hard to believe the death toll from the quake has reached to more than 3,000, and the number is expected to rise.
At the event of a natural disaster, it’s also a chance for the world to stand together. If you’re not able to give with your hands, here are 11 organizations that will ensure your donations can do some real good. Let’s do our part, and #PrayForNepal.
As an emergency response and global health organization, AmeriCares is sending an emergency response team from Mumbai to Nepal, gearing up for medical help and sending relief supplies to survivors needing help.
A major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects, CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) will redirect you to a page to donate to CARE’s relief efforts.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. In light of the disaster, CRS has sent numerous emergency workers to Kathmandu. If you’d like to donate via this organization, visit here.
Direct Relief is a private humanitarian non-profit organization with a mission to “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.” It’s currently working with local partners in Nepal to focus on relief efforts specifically surrounding Kathmandu valley areas. Donate here.
GlobalGiving is a non-profit based in the United States providing a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects. It has set up a fund solely for Nepal earthquake. Donated money will go directly to “help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts” charged by local organizations.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in 94 countries around the world to find solutions to poverty and what it considers injustice. Since it has a presence in Nepal, you can donate to Oxfam’s relief efforts here.
Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. You can donate at the bottom of this page here.
8. Save the Children
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that was established in the UK. It promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Since it has a network in Nepal, you can donate to its relief efforts here.
Seva Foundation is an American non-profit international health organizationbased in Berkeley, California known for treating blindness. For a long time, it has sustained a strong presence in Nepal, here’s how you can donate through the foundation.
UNICEf (United Nations Children’s Fund) is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that delivers long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. For Nepal’s disaster, you can participate in UNICEF’s relief efforts here or automatically donate $10 by texting “Nepal” to 864233 (UNICEF).