Elephant Care International has been working in Nepal
for the past ten years.
Support Nepal Earthquake Relief
impoverished country struggling to cope,
Massive financial support is going to be needed if impoverished Nepal is
to rebuild from the devastating weekend earthquake that claimed more than
3,600 lives and flattened buildings, among them some of the country’s best
known landmarks. Here’s how you can donate.
Save the Children
Save the Children is an international charity that has been in Nepal since
1976 and is therefore in an exceptional position to help after years of
operating within the country, Save the Children spokesman Philip Carroll
donate to their Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund, click
The Red Cross has
committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as 19,000 non-food relief
kits which include clothes, kitchen sets, tarpaulins and mosquito nets.
donate to their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund click
Online fund-raising platform Global Giving is running a project to raise
$1,000,000 for disaster relief in Nepal and has raised over $570,000 so
make a donation, visit them
here. If you have a U.S. cell phone, you can text GIVE NEPAL to 80088
to make a $10 donation.
Friends Service Council Nepal
FSCN is a Nepalese NGO with over 20 years of experience in supporting
disaster relief efforts for disasters in Nepal. They are based in
Kathmandu and have about 50 volunteers. Chairperson Surya Bahadur Thapa
tells TIME that since the earthquake they have been rushing money, food
and tents to people in need.
you want to give directly to a local charity, get in
contact and Thapa or a volunteer will explain how best to transfer
money to them.
Oxfam, which works in more than 90 countries, has already dispatched
technical experts from the U.K. to Nepal and sent a China-based team to
assess humanitarian needs in Tibet, where the quake also struck. Nepal
country director Cecilia Keizer stated that Oxfam was “preparing to help
provide clean water and emergency food.”
make your donation to Oxfam’s relief effort, go