Another 7.3 earthquake has rocked Nepal, striking close to Mt. Everest. This powerful tremor triggered landslides and toppled buildings, and was followed by at least five aftershocks that killed dozens and injuring more than 1,000. Already shell-shocked people are struggling and traumatized—and will likely be sleeping outside to stay safe. They need your help.
Help Nepal Earthquake Victims
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal Saturday morning, April 25, near the capital of Kathmandu. The quake is the largest to hit the poor South Asian country in more than 80 years. As casualty numbers rise, it has killed over 5,000 people in Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh and at the Nepal-China border—and injured nearly 6,000. The quake also triggered a huge avalanche that killed at least 18 climbers in the Mount Everest area. Entire villages are destroyed.
Powerful aftershocks continue to jolt residents, many who are sleeping outside and in new tent villages. CNN producer Ingrid Formanek who arrived Sunday night, said Kathmandu “looks like a city where buildings have been abandoned. People are hanging out in public squares and at intersections to avoid rubble from buildings.” The earthquake and aftershocks have turned one of the world’s most scenic areas into a scene of massive destruction.
Rescue, relief and recovery efforts are underway, and families and children urgently need your help. Here are 12 charities providing life-saving emergency services, including vital shelter, food, water, sanitation supplies, and medical care:
The American Red Cross is working with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross network to coordinate support.
AmeriCares has sent it response team and shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors.
CARE has worked in Nepal since 1978, and is providing life-saving food, water, shelter and health care.
Catholic Relief Services is sending relief materials such as shelter kits, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies.
Doctors without Borders has mobilized eight teams from nearby countries to help, including surgical teams and non-medical staff – along with emergency supplies.
Humane Society International stands ready to support local agencies or animal welfare groups and help with animal-related needs in the strike zone.
Mercy Corps’ team is on the ground, focused on delivering rapid, lifesaving aid to hard-hit communities.
Operation USA and its partners in the country are helping distribute essential supplies for victims and hospitals.
Oxfam International has a team in the country and is responding with clean water, sanitation materials and emergency food.
Save the Children is protecting vulnerable children and providing relief to families with emergency kits, hygiene materials and tarps.
ShelterBox is distributing aid, including tents they have prepositioned in the country that can serve as emergency clinics.
World Vision is providing first aid kits, sleeping mats, blankets and jerry cans; temporary shelter; and protection for children.