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If You Wish To Help the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Help the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Here's a list of reliable organizations to donate to:
Help the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA 4 stars
ActionAid USA 3 stars
All Hands Volunteers 4 stars
American Jewish World Service 4 stars
American Leprosy Missions 3 stars
AmeriCares 4 stars
Brother's Brother Foundation 4 stars
CARE 3 stars
Catholic Relief Services 3 stars
charity: water 4 stars
Child Foundation 4 stars
ChildFund International 3 stars
Children's Hunger Fund 4 stars
Christian Blind Mission International 4 stars
Church World Service 3 stars
Concern Worldwide US 4 stars
Convoy of Hope 4 stars
Direct Relief 4 stars
Giving Children Hope 3 stars
Global Fund for Women 4 stars
Global Links 3 stars
GlobalGiving 4 stars
Handicap International US 4 stars
Heart to Heart International 4 stars
Helping Hand for Relief and Development 4 stars
International Medical Corps 3 stars
International Relief Teams 4 stars
Islamic Relief USA 3 stars
Lutheran World Relief 4 stars
MAP International 4 stars
Matthew 25: Ministries 4 stars
Medical Teams International 3 stars
Mercy Corps 3 stars
Operation Blessing International 4 stars
Operation USA 4 stars
Oxfam America 3 stars
Plan International USA 3 stars
Project C.U.R.E. 4 stars
Samaritan's Purse 4 stars
Save the Children 4 stars
Seva Foundation 4 stars
SOS Children's Villages-USA 3 stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 4 stars
United States Fund for UNICEF 4 stars
VisionTrust International 4 stars
Water Missions International 4 stars
World Education 3 stars
World Food Program USA 3 stars
World Help 4 stars
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal about 50 miles from the nation's capital and largest city, Kathmandu. The quake destroyed homes, buildings and infrastructure. The death toll exceeds 5,000 and more than 10,000 are reported injured. Rescue teams predict that the number of causalities will increase as they are reach the surrounding remote villages.
Survivors are dealing with shortages of food and water while being forced to live in tents after their homes were destroyed. In fact, so many homes were destroyed that a government minister is requesting half a million tents from relief groups. Power outages and downed cellphone networks are impeding efforts to provide immediate relief. And aid groups remain concern about the potential spread of diseases.
We know the heart wrenching images of the damage will inspire many people to want to help and that relief charities will be mounting a response to provide food, clothing, hygiene items, medicine and temporary housing to assist with the immediate aftereffects of this disaster. At this point in time, the charities on our list have indicated that they plan to assist in the relief efforts in some way, have a 3 or 4 star Charity Navigator rating and allow donors to desginate their donation specifically for this disaster.
But before you give to one of these charities, first decide what you want your donation to accomplish and select the charity offering that specific type of aid. To do this, simply use Charity Navigator's website to view a charity's rating page. Once you are satisfied with its rating, then you can jump to the charity’s website to learn more about the type of assistance the charity is providing in relation to this disaster. For more tips on giving in times of crisis, please review our Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis here.
In the coming days, charities will continue to assess the situation to determine how best to provide assistance. Once they make their plans public, we will update the list of charities responding. If you represent a charity that is responding to this disaster, then please click here to find out how your organization can be included in this list.
Watch this important message from Charity Navigator to find out how you can give generously and with confidence to the relief efforts.
See link for video.
If you wish to help the animals also devastated and in need:
Nepal Update: We are on the ground, helping animals in need
The stories coming from Nepal are devastating; people and animals are living in makeshift shelters. Both people and animals lie buried where they fell as stone and brick shelters collapsed on top of them.
"My village was devastated. People and animals were killed and many trapped inside buildings. We lost most of our animals. They had no chance as they were tethered or in shelters. People ran for their lives and had no time to free their animals. This is a tragedy for all of us." - Dinesh Gautman, Kavre district resident
As you read this, our Disaster Team is on the ground in the Kavre district (one of the most affected areas identified by the Nepali government) working day and night, saving suffering, hungry, and homeless animals.
Without your support, our veterinarians can't continue to save the lives of animals caught in disasters. Please give generously to our disaster relief fund. Thank you.
Link for donations:
Priscilla Ma U.S. Executive Director, World Animal Protection
PS. Your support will save the lives of animals wherever disasters strike. Please make a gift to our disaster relief fund today.
We are World Animal Protection We end the needless suffering of animals We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda We help the world see how important animals are to all of us We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better We move the world to protect animals
We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals)
Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help
May 10, 201
More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest, people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet.
As international aid pours in for people, a smaller stream of aid is coming in for the nation’s animals affected by the tumbling quake. Many of these animals are livestock that the people’s fragile future depends on, others are stranded pets. Some are strays that no one otherwise would likely care for, yet they suffer, too.
Rahul Sehgal, one of the directors of Humane Society International, described the situation on the ground last week: “There is complete devastation in many areas for people and animals alike, and we’re helping both. For many people, their animals are all they have left, so HSI’s animal aid is a vital lifeline.”
According to the Humane Society International, most of the animals treated have sustained injuries from being trapped in collapsed buildings or hit by falling debris. Sadly, thousands of other animals have been crushed to death or buried alive in the disaster.
In Sengden Village, a remote village outside Kathmandu where 85 percent of the homes were toppled, people and animals are living day-to-day in makeshift tents. Sehgal describes a woman encountered by the HSI team, Mrs. Purnima Tamang, who is now all alone without family except for her flock of eight goats that she refuses to leave as they all shelter together in what remains of her home. ”Call them what you want,” Mrs. Tamang lamented to HSI staff, “my property, my family, my friends, they are all I have left.”
Her goats are suffering from shock and exposure, having been soaked by rain for five days after the earthquake, and so HSI veterinarians are treating their respiratory problems and will return to help Mrs. Tamang with medicine and food.
In every village HSI has visited so far they report “animals are getting sick from exposure in the heavy rain; many are too sick to eat, and most of the animal feed is buried in the rubble anyway. Complicating matters is that many of these villages are not easily reached as they are remote and reached only by mountainous dirt roads.”
Seghal, continued, ”these animals have already survived a large scale disaster and it would be heart-breaking to see them succumb to something as easily preventable as respiratory diseases. The humanitarian teams are vaccinating people and we’re working alongside them vaccinating animals. Everyone needs help here.”
Learn more about the situation at HSI or any of the other humanitarian aid organizations working on the ground in Nepal. If you have advanced training, consider volunteering your time and expertise on the ground in Nepal.
Powerful new earthquake hits devastated Nepal
12 May 2015
At least 29 dead as magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes two weeks after massive quake killed thousands in Himalayan nation.