1. Nepal earthquake: Here’s how to help victims of the tragedy

Nepal earthquake: Here’s how to help victims of the tragedy

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 3,200 people.

By: | Updated: May 4, 2015 12:42 PM
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Students light candles and pray for people trapped in Nepal earthquake at the University of South China in Hengyang City, central China’s Hunan Province. Saturday’s earthquake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China’s region of Tibet and Pakistan. (AP)

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 3,200 people.

Here’s a look at humanitarian efforts under way in the wake of the Nepal earthquake and how to donate online:

UNICEF

The U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, says nearly 1 million children in Nepal need help. UNICEF says it is preparing two cargo flights with a combined 120 tons of humanitarian supplies including medical and hospital supplies, tents and blankets, for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

Online:

http://www.supportunicef.org/site/c.dvKUI9OWInJ6H/b.9274583/k.FBFF/Help_Children_in_Nepal_Donate_for_earthquake_response.htm

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

The U.N. World Food Program says logistics and emergency response teams have arrived in Kathmandu.

Online:

http://give.wfp.org/5279/?step=country&lead_source=2015-wfp-nepal-emergency&form_tag=2015-wfp-nepal-emergency

earthquake in nepal

An Israeli soldier, a member of an aid delegation, prepares to board a flight to Nepal at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel April 26, 2015. Israel is sending to Nepal a multi-department medical facility consisting of medical staff, members of the IDF National Search and Rescue Unit and approximately 95 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies. An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday noon local time, killing more than 2,400 people and leaving tens of thousands without food, water or shelter. REUTERS

RED CROSS

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society and has a team working on emergency response.

Online:

http://familylinks.icrc.org/nepal-earthquake/en/Pages/Home.aspx

MERCY CORPS

Mercy Corps warns 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.

Online:

http://www.mercycorps.org/donate/survivors-need-your-help-now

SAVE THE CHILDREN

Save the Children says it has staff in 63 districts and emergency kits, hygiene materials and tarpaulins already in Nepal and ready for distribution. Additional supplies and emergency recovery teams are being flown in.

Online:

http://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9274575/k.FD90/Nepal_Earthquake_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

OXFAM

Oxfam says its team in Nepal is assessing needs and it is sending emergency food, water and sanitation supplies. “Communication is currently very difficult. Telephone lines are down and the electricity has been cut off making charging mobile phones difficult. The water is also cut off,” country director Cecilia Keizer says in a statement.

Online:

http://secure2.oxfamamerica.org/page/content/nepal_earthquake/?utm_content=buffere2455&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, says it is sending medical staff and supplies to Nepal, including emergency surgical teams.

Online:

http://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm

JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies and sending a disaster relief team.

Online:

http://jdc.org/nepalearthquake

SAMARITANS PURSE

The Christian aid organization has deployed a disaster relief team and initial supplies for 15,000 households to support partner hospitals.

Online:

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/deadly-earthquake-in-nepal/

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

The Lutheran aid group is on the ground trying to meet basic needs such as the distribution of water filtration units and quilts.

Online:

http://www.kintera.org/site/c.dmJXKiOYJgI6G/b.9274577/k.9A5A/Nepal_Earthquake/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=dmJXKiOYJgI6G&b=9274577&en=atKJJXMDL9JSL7NGK8JPI3NQKtIWK1NMJoLWK1PHLhLZI6NOJxH

CARE

The humanitarian organization that fights global poverty is on the ground in Nepal.

Online:

http://my.care.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=6F40D2BBF1D1AE679400857567051488.app312a?18842.donation=form1&df_id=18842

WORLD VISION

The Christian aid organization is on the ground assessing the disaster in Nepal.

Online:

http://donate.worldvision.org/nepal-quake?&campaign=10680827%20ow.ly/M71ga

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.

Online:

http://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=35

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