- More than 2,400 people were killed and more than 5,900 injured after the quake hit near Katmandu. The death toll is expected to rise.
- 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 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
@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 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.