A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu. More than 4,000 people were killed and 2,000 remain to be in serious conditions. Thousands of people are shaken from the event, forced to sleep in the open due to the fact that their homes have been destroyed. Others are afraid to stay in buildings that may be vulnerable to aftershocks. Aid groups have not been able to reach remote areas near the quake’s epicenter, which could in fact may be among the places most severely hit. There are many ways you are able to help relieve and prevent future occurrences in Nepal.
- To donate to Nepal Earthquake’s Children’s Relief fund, click here.
- To donate to Global Giving Nepal Earthquake Relief fund, click here.
- To donate to Lutheran World Relief organization, click here.
- Doctors without borders have sent eight teams to Nepal to assist those in need, including a highly-skilled surgical team that will set up mobile clinics in the hopes of reaching people in remote areas. If you want to donate, click here.
- Clean water is also a very important thing at a time like this. People in Nepal need significant help accessing clean water. To send clean water, click here.
Other options that do not require monetary donations include spreading awareness to others through social media. The people of Nepal need our help.