How can we help Nepal?
As you all may by now, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. Up to 4,000 people have died in the disaster.
As posted in The NY Times: “Many of the hardest-hit villages in Nepal are beyond the government’s reach after the earthquake, and it is difficult to assess the extent of the damage and the number of casualties”
As active travellers I think it is part of our responsibility to help in this situations. I haven’t been in Nepal (yet), but still, I had worked with Nepalese people, especially on board Norwegian Cruise Line. And I hope them and their family members are safe.
Now, how to help Nepal? Here is a list of organizations collaborating:
– GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
The government of India is collecting funds to help Nepal. You can donate here.
UNICEF says nearly one million children in Nepal need help. They are 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. You can donate here.
– RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL
The International Committee for the Red Cross its working with the Nepal Red Cross Society and has a team working on emergency response. Donate here.
The Red Cross has been distributing 17,000 kits with clothing, kitchen sets, tarpaulin and mosquito nets #NepalQuake pic.twitter.com/oP7tnxNhnS
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) April 27, 2015
– HELP NEPAL NETWORK
Help Nepal Network, a global charity dedicated to health and education-related projects in rural Nepal, is collecting funds to aid relief efforts.
– DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is on the ground and preparing to provide temporary shelter, ready-to-eat meals and water purification and latrine construction. You can donate here.
Donate to support CARE’s #earthquake relief teams on the ground now in #Nepal. http://t.co/QYHbSdJTiC pic.twitter.com/QGpmYnJd0X — CARE (care.org) (@CARE) April 25, 2015