Nepal is on my bucket list of places to visit before I die. It truly breaks my heart watching the news and seeing how the beautiful historic place turns to ashes after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area yesterday, Saturday April 25, 2015. It was a deadly earthquake killing over 1,000 people and counting; hundreds are still missing.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with a per capita income of just $65.50 a month, according to the World Bank. That being said, we all know it would be a real struggle for them to get back on their feet. This is the perfect time for us to reach our hands to them and help them in any way we can. Here is the list of organizations where you can send your donations to help Nepal.
HOW TO DONATE
Those who wish to donate to World Vision can visit their Nepal page or text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10.
For more information, visit the International Federation of Red Cross' website.
The United Nations Children's Fund already has staff in Nepal. For more information,visit UNICEF's website. People can also text "Nepal" to 864233 to donate $10.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
The organization focuses on delivering medical supplies and sending teams to assist and train health care workers in crisis regions. Their team is heading to the epicenter of the quake, where they say hospitals are overflowing, and medicine and supplies are expected to be quickly depleted. To donate to their Nepal response, click here.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
The non-governmental organization has launched disaster response on the ground in Nepal, and works specifically with children and families. Ten percent of donations also go toward preparing for the next emergency response, according to its website. To donate, visit their Nepal page.
The group has previous experience responding to landslides in Nepal, and humanitarian workers are currently in the country providing food, water, shelter and health care, according to its website. To donate, visit their NEPAL page.
The charity crowd funding site has set up a Nepal-specific page. Any donations made will support various relief and recovery efforts in Nepal. The money will first go toward immediate needs like food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter. Later, the money raised will transition to supporting vetted local organizations that are working on recovery efforts. To donate, click here.