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"How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

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myrepublica has an overview of some of the international organisation providing assistance and links for donations:

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look at humanitarian efforts under way in Nepal and how to donate online:

UNICEF

The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, says nearly 1 million children in Nepal need help. UNICEF says it is 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.

Online:

supportunicef.org/site/c.dvKUI9OWInJ6H/b.927…

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

The U.N. World Food Program says logistics and emergency response teams have arrived in Kathmandu.

Online:

https://give.wfp.org/5279/…

RED CROSS

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society and has a team working on emergency response.

Online:

…icrc.org/nepal-earthquake/en/Pages/Home.aspx

MERCY CORPS

Mercy Corps warns that prices for essential supplies in Nepal are rising quickly. The group says it is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society to help distribute essential household supplies, shelter kits and tarpaulins. Mercy Corps has 90 staffers on the ground in Nepal, some of whom have lost their homes in the quake.

Online:

https:/…survivors-need-your-help-now

SAVE THE CHILDREN

Save the Children says it has staff in 63 districts and emergency kits, hygiene materials and tarpaulins already in Nepal and ready for distribution. Additional supplies and emergency recovery teams are being flown in.

Online:

https:/…donor.asp

OXFAM

Oxfam says its team in Nepal is assessing needs and it is sending emergency food, water and sanitation supplies. "Communication is currently very difficult. Telephone lines are down and the electricity has been cut off making charging mobile phones difficult. The water is also cut off," country director Cecilia Keizer says in a statement.

Online:

https:/…

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, says it is sending medical staff and supplies to Nepal, including emergency surgical teams.

Online:

https:/…onetime.cfm

JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies and sending a disaster relief team.

Online:

http://jdc.org/nepalearthquake

SAMARITANS PURSE

The Christian aid organization has deployed a disaster relief team and initial supplies for 15,000 households to support partner hospitals.

Online:

samaritanspurse.org/article/…

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

The Lutheran aid group is on the ground trying to meet basic needs such as the distribution of water filtration units and quilts.

Online:

https:/…

CARE

The humanitarian organization that fights global poverty is on the ground in Nepal.

Online:

https://my.care.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=6F40D2BBF1D1AE679400857567051488.app312a?18842.donation=form1&df_id=18842

WORLD VISION

The Christian aid organization is on the ground assessing the disaster in Nepal.

Online:

donate.worldvision.org/nepal-quake…

PAYPAL GIVING FUND

The web payment company announced it was waiving fees for donations to the Nepal relief effort. It was delivering donations through its PayPal Giving Fund to several of the aid groups listed above, among others.

Online:

https:/… - See more at: myrepublica.com/t20/…sthash.uMwyONDn.dpuf

Not sure fo the links will work so here's the article:

myrepublica.com/t20/item/20024-how-to-help-n…

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1. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

In addition to the list kindly posted above by scoodly - If anyone is looking for a worthy cause to donate to, then a lady I know very well was in Kathmandu looking after some orphans when the earthquake hit. Unfortunately the new home that they had only just managed to purchase has been damaged and now all the children are having to sleep outside, last night it rained and as the monsoon approaches more and more rain will come , so they are Desperately looking for funds to repair the building so that the kids can get back inside. So IF you want to help by making a donation, you can go to https:/…

If Anyone wants more details, then feel free to drop me a PM

Thanks So Much

Rob

Edited: 27 April 2015, 13:58
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2. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

Good list that should be pinned to the top for the foreseeable. All but one link appears to be working. These are worthy charities (and I'm sure there are others who will be helping the people of Nepal). Watch out for fraudsters who pay on peoples' best intentions at such times.

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3. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

And... www.australianhimalayanfoundation.org.au

Usually with a focus towards education, so money likely to be directed towards kids and schools...

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4. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

A small local organisation working for children that would benefit from extra resources at this dreadful time:

http://www.just-one.org/

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5. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

The Guardian has an up to date guide for donations, UK focussed mainly:

theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/…

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6. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

This should be pinned to the top!

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7. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

I have been to Nepal in March. I met a group of Germans who built schools in Nepal.

They build them the traditional way together with an architect from Nepal.

100% of the money goes to the projects, that's something you won't find with the big organizations.

They just took money from the school project to rebuild the water supply for bakthapur.

So if you want to donate some money and want to be sure that 100% of it is spent for the earthquake victims, then donate to them:

http://schulen-fuer-nepal.org

or the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schulen-für-Nepal-eV/121070827992921

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8. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

There are lots of good organisations doing great work where 100% of the money goes to the beneficiaries or the task at hand including many based in Nepal, run by Nepalis.

Please don't turn it into a competition, deliver a sales pitch or be dismissive of other organisations.

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9. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

I'm sorry if I made a wrong statement. I didn't want to start a competition nor did I want to be dismissive of other organizations.

I was just looking for the best way to help and found this organization matching my criteria. They really know where to spend the money. And the funds are also managed my a Nepali architect who organizes and arranges things in Nepal.

I just wanted to add one good organization to the list.

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10. Re: "How to help Nepal earthquake victims"

This was suggested to me as an option: himalayan-foundation.org/blog/122083#donate

And I came across an additional guide: www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm…

I look forward to hearing more and more stories of aid reaching where it is most needed.