By Britt Lake - Director of Programs, GlobalGiving
Ten days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, your donations are already making a difference on the ground. While more than 7,000 people are confirmed dead and close to 15,000 people are injured, you are making life a little easier for the millions more affected by this earthquake.
GlobalGiving has already sent funds to 26 organizations working tirelessly to provide relief to the people of Nepal. Your donation has contributed to the following efforts:
Accountability Lab is setting up three citizen helpdesks to provide information to citizens related to the earthquake and relief efforts, as well as feeding information back up to aid providers to ensure they are more accountable to Nepali citizens.
ActionAid International is providing food packages, hygiene kits, materials for shelter, and medical supplies, as well as assisting with family reunification and psychosocial support for survivors.
The Binaytara Foundation is providing water, blankets, tents, and food to survivors in and Sindhupalchok and Dhading districts.
BRAC has sent a team of doctors, emergency response specialists, and public health experts from Bangladesh to assist survivors, provide medical treatment, and distribute blankets, food, and medical supplies.
Care Nepal aims to initially reach 100,000 people with emergency shelter, clean water, family kits, and hygiene items.
Empower Dalit Women of Nepal is providing emergency relief to five communities in Gorkha, including rebuilding funds to women’s groups to replace homes, livestock, and harvests lost during the earthquake.
Global Links is providing medical supplies and surgical equipment to organizations and hospitals in Kathmandu.
The Himalayan Cataract Project is distributing food, medical supplies, and relief items, as well as providing treatment to survivors suffering from eye trauma and other injuries.
The Jean Houston Foundation is providing food, clean water, fuel, shelter, hygiene products, and other relief supplies to more than 3,500 alter-abled people, plus their families and neighbors.
MADRE is using its methodology of women-centered disaster relief to support four local organizations on the ground as they send relief supplies to seven districts, create safe spaces in Kathmandu for women to receive aid, and work with local hospitals to provide health kits targeted to women's needs, including special supplies for pregnant women and mothers with newborns.
The Mountain Fund is providing supplies for temporary shelter to nearly every family needing it in the villages of Mankhu and Goganpani. Tarps and tin roofing are being provided, as well as sacks of rice, beans, soya and other foodstuffs.
The Nepal Trust is working with medical volunteers from the Nidan Hospital, providing medical and logistics support, and distributing tents, food, clean water, and other relief supplies in Sindalpulchowk.
The Nepal Youth Foundation is providing emergency supplies to hospitals, sheltering and caring for people discharged from hospitals who cannot return home, particularly women and children.
NIDAN is an Indian organization providing relief supplies in partnership with NEST Nepal in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and affected areas in Bihar, India.
Our Sansar is providing relief supplies, including tents and blankets, in 6 Village Development Committees: Phulkharka, Mulpani, Gumdi, Slyankot, Jyamrung, and Tripureshwor.
Peace Winds is delivering water, food, shelter, and hygiene kits in Sankh and remote areas in the Kathmandu Valley.
Raksha Nepal is providing food, medicine, clean water, and other necessary relief supplies to exploited women and children, many of whom are denied from receiving government aid.
UNICEF has mobilized to meet the needs of children affected by this devastating earthquake, supporting the supply of clean water, providing tents for medical facilities, providing supplies to reduce the risk of disease, providing emergency health kits, providing temporary learning spaces, and providing child-friendly spaces for psychosocial care.
Village Volunteers is purchasing materials to rebuild the Mountain View Eco Farm, a sustainable and organic demonstration farm, in Pokhara.
Women LEAD is working with community leaders to distribute blankets and sanitary pads to those who need them, as well as providing necessary study materials, such as books and stationery, to 11th and 12th grade students. They have also been trekking to remote villages to deliver supplies, and are often the first responders on the scene.
World Concern is distributing locally sourced survival kits, which include water purification tablets, tarps, blankets, food, medical, and more.
World Vision is working in coordination with the Government of Nepal to provide emergency relief for 100,000 people, including shelter, non-food items, establishing child-friendly spaces, education, and water sanitation and hygiene.
You can click on the link to any of the individual projects to see the updates they’ll post about how they are using the funds.
We are sending funds to additional organizations this week and, as always, will keep you informed as to how your donations will be used. We have also posted a link to frequently asked questions on the page. For now, these funds are supporting the immediate needs of the relief efforts. In the coming weeks and months, your donations will support longer-term recovery efforts as people try to regain normalcy in their lives. Thank you for helping the Nepali people in the aftermath of this earthquake.
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