Nepal Earthquake 2015
Nepal is a country located in the Himalayas, bordered by China and India. Its capital is Kathmandu and most of the population believes in Hinduism, but it is also birthplace of Buddha.
It`s on the news now, because a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday. Until now, 2.000 people lost their lives, over 5.000 people are injured and many more thousands lost their houses, jobs, everything they own.
You can follow all the news live on Guardian blog here.
While governments are seeking for solutions to be prepared for earthquakes, there is not much to do when it happens. It`s one of the most horrifying natural disasters and earthquakes have no mercy at all.
Now Nepalese need our support. They lost their families, houses, animals, cars, furnitures – simply anything they own. Many of them have injured relatives or friends looking for help.
So what can we do?
Globalgiving is a crowdfunding website and a donation fund is targeting 1 mio USD to help Nepal. You can support them here. The organisers explain how the funds will be used.
“All donations to this fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts in response to the region of Nepal impacted by this earthquake. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.“ (Source : Bustle.com)
CARE emergency is collecting donations as well. You can donate CARE here.
“CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Nepal are currently assessing the situation and determining immediate needs.
Your gift today will help us provide relief to those most affected by this disaster and others around the world.“ (Source : CARE)
UNICEF accepts donations here.
“A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu has claimed nearly 1,000 lives, caused thousands of injuries, and destroyed homes and infrastructure. While the full impact is still being evaluated, UNICEF is on the ground working to provide critical emergency aid to children and families.
When it comes to emergency and disaster relief, UNICEF is there for children—before, during and after a crisis.
Use this form to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, supporting UNICEF’s relief efforts in the wake of the Nepal earthquake: $50, $100, $250, $500 or any amount you can give will help save kids’ lives.“ (Source : UNICEF)
Save the Children accepts donations here for emergency assistance to the Nepalese kids.
“A deadly earthquake has devastated children and families in Nepal. In response, Save the Children has launched a disaster response on the ground in Nepal with emergency assistance during this difficult time. Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and have extensive programs throughout the country. This is the worst earthquake in Nepal in the last 81 years.
We need your generous gift to support our efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families.Ten percent of your contribution will be used to help us prepare for the next emergency. Nobody knows when the next crisis will strike, but your support helps Save the Children provide assistance in the critical first hours and days of an emergency when children need us most.
Donate now to the Nepal Children’s Relief Fund to support Save the Children’s responses to ongoing and urgent needs as a result of the earthquake.“ (Source : Save the Children)