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Nepal Government Struggles to Provide Earthquake Relief

How to Help

  • Mercy Corps
    Mercy Corps has been in Nepal since 2006 and has more than 90 volunteers
    on the ground trying to distribute water, shelter kits, mosquito
    netting, tarps, cooking utensils, hygiene materials, and some other
    household provisions. @mercycorps on Twitter
  • Catholic Relief Services
    Catholic Relief Services and its partner organizations have begun
    procuring emergency relief materials such as shelter kits and sanitation
    and hygiene materials. @CatholicRelief on Twitter.
  • Habitat for Humanity International
    The group says its disaster response teams are coordinating efforts with
    local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be
    assembling emergency shelter kits. @habitat_org on Twitter.
  • Global Giving
    Money donated to support relief operations in Nepal will go toward
    helping first responders “meet survivors’ immediate needs for food,
    fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter,” the organization
    said.  “Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition
    to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local
    organizations.” @GlobalGiving on Twitter.
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee  
    The New York-based nonprofit is providing medical assistance through aid workers traveling from India to Nepal. @TheJDC  on Twitter.
  • Oxfam
    Oxfam is an international coalition of charities dedicated to fighting
    poverty. Aid workers from the group are on the ground, preparing to hand
    out food and water.  @Oxfam on Twitter.
  • World Vision
    “We are initiating a response to meet basic, urgent needs with temporary
    shelter, food, water, emergency health interventions, and other vital
    aid.”
    @WorldVision on Twitter.
  • Red Cross
    Volunteers from the Nepal arm of the Red Cross are helping in the search for survivors. @ICRC on Twitter.
  • United Nations World Food Programme
    The United Nations agency is providing food and other aid to survivors.
    @WFP on Twitter.
  • Samaritan’s Purse
    Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organization providing food, water,
    shelter, medicine, and other assistance to earthquake survivors. @SamaritansPurse on Twitter.
  • CARE
    CARE is asking for donations for critical relief. The group said its
    humanitarian workers were currently on the ground assessing the
    situation in Nepal and determining the most immediate needs. @CARE on Twitter.
  • Save the Children
    Donations to Save the Children, an organization with extensive reach in
    Nepal, will go toward efforts to provide protection for children and
    relief to their families.
    @SC_Nepal on Twitter.
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