A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 2,500 in the country and dozens more in surrounding nations. Seventeen people also died following an avalanche on Mount Everest that was prompted by the quake.
Several buildings collapsed in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu, including the historic Dharaharatower. The poor quality of buildings in the Kathmandu Valley, which has a population of 2.5 million people, makes them susceptible to extensive damage.
We’ve rounded up the following list of organizations that are helping victims in Nepal and other affected areas, which you can support:
World Vision calls itself a Christian organization that helps bring children out of poverty, and tries to build communities with its relief work. The organization already has a presence in Nepal.
Donate to support World Vision’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.
Oxfam is an international organization dedicated to fighting poverty. It also has a presence in Nepal.
Donate to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.
Samaritan’s Purse describes itself as an evangelical Christian organization that works “in crisis areas of the world.” It has a presence in Nepal.
The organization’s website hasn’t put up a donate page yet, but this page about the earthquakehas a donate box at the bottom, where you can enter a dollar amount.
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is a large humanitarian organization, again with a presence in Nepal. Visiting its website will take you to a page where you can donate to CARE’s relief efforts in the country.
Save the Children
Save the Children, an organization dedicated to helping children in 120 nations, also has a network in Nepal.
Donate to its relief efforts in the country, here.
UNICEF, which works to ensure that every child has a safe and healthy childhood, is on the ground in Nepal aiding children and families. Donate to UNICEF’s relief efforts online. In addition, you can automatically donate $10 by texting “Nepal” to 864233 (UNICEF).
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services describes itself as “the official humanitarian agency” of the Catholic community in the U.S., and says it provides assistance to people in 101 countries. The organization has sent a dozen emergency workers to Kathmandu.
Donate to its relief efforts in Nepal, here.