Last Saturday on April 25th, a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. The earthquake was centered near Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and nearby countries were also affected including India and China. As of April 29th, over 5,500 have died andanother 8,000 have been injured. The United Nations estimates eight million people are affected by this earthquake, with 1.4 million requiring food aid and 1.3 million children needing urgent humanitarian aid.
If you would like to raise funds or donate, there are several organizations listed below that will direct your donations directly towards the Nepal Earthquake Relief Funds. Donation websites for the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, and UNICEF are linked below:
1. American Red Cross: Link
2. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres: Link
3. UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund): Link