Helping Earthquake Victims in Nepal
In response to the tragedy inflicted by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on communities across Nepal, we have assembled a list of recommended organizations that are providing relief to residents of the region. We are actively monitoring the situation and will continue identifying the most effective and efficient organizations providing disaster relief and recovery to the affected areas.
Cash donations are the best form of disaster response from abroad, to enable relief organizations on the ground to purchase the supplies needed locally, ensure products are fresh and culturally appropriate, and to support the local economy
UN-OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is helping to coordinate international action for Nepal earthquake response on the ground. The most immediate threats to life are: Access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene; Emergency shelter and essential items; Access to medical care; Food security; and Protection of the most vulnerable populations (children and women).
Below, you will find organizations sorted by the type of relief they are providing in Nepal. The description explains what the organization is doing related to that activity. Some organizations responding across a number of activities are listed under multiple sections.
Search and Rescue
The American Red Cross is providing remote mapping and information management support, and helping to reconnect separated families.
Mercy Corps is assessing damage while clearing rubble and locating trapped victims.
Search Dog Foundation is providing trained rescue canines for search and rescue operations.
Shelter, Clothing and Hygiene
Action Against Hunger is providing 9.5 tons of water, sanitation, and hygiene materials. They are also providing equipment for spaces dedicated to mothers and children, as well as tarps and tents to house emergency offices and electric generators.
The American Red Cross is working to send non-food items such as tarps, buckets, kitchen sets and blankets.
CARE is planning to distribute emergency shelter and hygiene kits (focusing on women and girls).
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending a team with sanitation capacity, and conducting urgent assessments of the water and sanitation situation in affected areas.
Heifer International is providing blankets, tents, tarps mattresses and sheets.
Mercy Corps is providing kits with items like clothing, cooking utensils, towels, water purification tablets and hygiene supplies to meet daily needs.
NFCC International is providing hand sanitizers, diapers and sanitary napkins.
Oxfam is building toilets and shelters.
Samaritan's Purse is providing emergency shelters.
Shelter Box is providing emergency shelter and vital supplies.
UNICEF is providing tents and hygiene kits.
World Vision is providing tarps, blankets, hygiene kits and mosquito nets. They are also creating child-safe play zones amidst the rubble.
Habitat for Humanity is assembling emergency shelter kits and helping to coordinate response operations.
American Nepal Medical Foundation is collecting the needs and requests of local hospitals and medical groups in the region in order to coordinate distribution of material and supplies to affected areas immediately.
The American Red Cross is providing first aid and blood to medical facilities in the capital, and support to first responders.
Direct Relief is deploying emergency medical response personnel and essential health commodities. Many leading healthcare companies have provided much of its medical supply inventory, which Direct Relief is also making available for Nepal response in its entirety.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending teams to assist those affected by the earthquake, and establishing surgical units and mobile clinics.
Nepal Youth Foundation is providing emergency supplies to hospitals (e.g., beds, bedding, crutches, wheelchairs, other equipment).
Real Medicine Foundation is providing medical treatment of injuries (infections and major surgical needs), trauma relief and psychological services.
ReSurge International is responding to the surgical needs of the Nepal Earthquake victims by deploying additional doctors and nurses and provides essential medical supplies and equipment.
Samaritan's Purse is providing medical care for victims in Nepal.
SunFarmer is providing solar electrical systems to power lights and clean water access for medical clinics.
Seva Foundation is providing assistance through its network of clinics and partner hospitals located throughout the country.
UNICEF is working with partners to provide psychological support for children living in informal camps who have experienced extreme shock.
Food and Water
CARE is sending emergency kits with water purifiers and food.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is conducting urgent assessments of the water and sanitation situation in affected areas.
Mercy Corps is delivering water purification tablets.
Nepal Youth Foundation is providing food, water, and play materials to people in temporary shelters, with a focus on children and pregnant women.
NFCC International is providing water-purifying tablets.
Oxfam is providing clean water.
Real Medicine Foundation is providing food and clean water.
Samaritan's Purse is providing food and clean water.
SunFarmer is providing solar electrical systems to power lights and clean water access for clinics and critical relief centers.
UNICEF is providing water purification tablets and buckets.
World Food Program is providing food for 1.4 million people.
World Vision is providing cooking kits, buckets and water purification tablets.
General Relief Support
American Nepal Medical Foundation is building Nepal’s healthcare infrastructure by improving the quality of medical training and practice in Nepal. ANMF is routing funds to Red Cross, MSF/Doctors without Borders and other orgs on the ground.
The American Red Cross, in coordination with the Nepal Red Cross, is mobilizing to support emergency relief, cash transfer programming, information management, recovery planning and IT/telecoms.
Give2Asia is developing a long-term rehabilitation program that focuses on psycho-social, education, livelihood and healthcare needs.
Global Fund for Women is distributing disaster funds to their grantees in Nepal - focusing on women and girls.
GNPN (with Gham Power) is installing solar power systems to meet basic power needs for lighting, charging phones, and powering relief work equipment.
Save the Children is raising funds for general relief (focus on children).
UNICEF is raising funds for general relief (with a focus on children).
World Food Program is managing the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, leading the humanitarian community's Logistics Cluster and co-leading the humanitarian community's Emergency Telecommunications Cluster.
World Vision is raising funds for general relief (with a focus on children).