Hello–as you may have heard about the April Nepal Earthquakes in April 25th 2015, with the magnitude of 7.9, followed by a major aftershock of 7.3 in May 12th, 2015. I was there, along with seven other CNSP students from Cornell and UPenn, and we were all safe. You can read about my personal account here.
From what I understand, support for earthquake relief is still very much needed today. Thousands of remote villages, including Mhanegau, are just beginning to set up temporary shelters, and they need all the aid they can receive from supporting organizations.
In Lamatar, rural Lalitpur. (Photo credit to Dr. Kiran A.)
Here’s how you can help–donate to any of the following organizations (not in order). According to Nepali Association of Yale Affiliates, here are organizations that will support local villagers in disaster relief. Descriptions edited from Luke W.’s post on facebook.
- Educate the Children International (ETC): Currently set up an earthquake fund to provide relief to communities affected by the earthquake in the Dolakha district (especially hard-hit by aftershocks). Link Here
- Oxfam: Oxfam aid workers are currently providing clean water, toilets and shelter to thousands of people. Link Here
- International Medical Corps: Emergency response teams are operating Mobile Medical Units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to regions hardest-hit by the earthquake. Link Here
- Dzi Foundation: Mobilizing to rebuild homes, schools, and local infrastructure in remote areas of Eastern Nepal struck by the earthquake. They have been working with communities in the region since 1998. Link Here
- Habitat for Humanity: Disaster response teams are assembling emergency shelter kids. They have been working in Nepal for 18 years. Link Here
Leave a comment below if you have any recommendations for organizations/groups I should put on here too. In the case that you did donate, please let me know in the comments so I can personally thank you. Namaste!