Oxfam is preparing to provide emergency help in Nepal following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Oxfam aid workers are on the ground, preparing to launch a rapid response to ensure food and water reaches those in need. You can help rush aid to survivors in the wake of this disaster.
American National Red Cross
The Nepal Red Cross is responding to a 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 at midday local time, the largest to hit the country since 1934. While details of the impact continue to come in, the Red Cross is working to provide first aid, search and rescue, and support to first responders. The American Red Cross is committing an initial $300,000 to the response operation and working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross network to coordinate additional support. The American Red Cross is also supporting the response teams with information management and GIS remotely.
Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $50,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential health commodities. Direct Relief has also made available its entire current medical supply inventory, valued at $100 million, for the response. Upon learning of the devastating quake, Direct Relief contacted and offered assistance to several Nepal-based hospitals, delivery centers, midwifery programs, and other health-service delivery organizations, as well as partner organizations in India that are responding to the emergency. Included among them is Doctors for You, a highly regarded Indian organization deploying a medical team Monday local time.
CARE staff on the ground are working to coordinate with other agencies and CARE has plans in place to assist up to 75,000 people with assistance including temporary shelter, ready to eat meals and water purification and latrine construction. CARE has launched an urgent appeal to help those hit by this devastating earthquake. To donate, click here. USD $75 can provide food for 15 days, $112 can provide clean drinking water for 12 families (with water purification sachets and buckets) and $220 can provide emergency shelter to a family.
Save the Children
Save the Children has launched a disaster response on the ground in Nepal with emergency assistance during this difficult time. Save the Children has some emergency kits, hygiene materials and tarpaulins already in Nepal and ready for distribution. Donations will go to the Nepal Earthquake Children's Relief Fund and will help Save the Children protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families.