This weekend, Nepal suffered an earthquake which has claimed the lives of thousands. Many are probably wondering how they can help those in need. Thankfully, PRI compiled a list of seven vetted charities to donate to which are helping Nepalese earthquake victims.
AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization. The organization has sent a team to Nepal and is "preparing shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors."
CARE is a humanitarian organization which fights global poverty. The organization is working with other organizations to assist up to 75,000 people affected by the earthquake.
Catholic Relief Services
CRS has offices in Nepal and has started its relief effort by “procuring emergency relief materials such as tarpaulins/shelter kits and water, sanitation and hygiene material."
This nonprofit specializes in providing international medical assistance and is in the process of coordinating with their partners in Nepal. Direct Relief will focus its relief efforts on the valley around Kathmandu.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising website that has set up a fund specifically for Nepal relief efforts. The money collected will go to “help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts" run by vetted local organizations, according to a post on the GlobalGiving site.
Save the Children
This international NGO is dedicated to promoting children’s rights and providing relief in developing countries. It has set up a Nepal fund to “protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families.” Ten percent of the funds collected will go to prepare for the next disaster.
The Seva Foundation is a US-based nonprofit known for its work treating blindness. As PRI notes, Seva has a long-running presence in Nepal and is has set up an emergency relief fund. Read more at PRI.org.