By Britt Lake - Senior Director of Programs, GlobalGiving
Photo by Save the Children
It has been three months since the 7.8M earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal. There have been hundreds of aftershocks since then, and more than 600,000 homes were destroyed. Your donation is already helping to provide relief to millions people still in need of humanitarian assistance, as well as helping countless others to begin to rebuild after the earthquake.
In the last two months, an additional 28 organizations have received relief or recovery funds from GlobalGiving donors. A description of these organizations and how you’re supporting their efforts are below:
Ama Foundation is supporting the community where their home for orphaned children is located by providing food, power, medical supplies, and educational materials.
American Himalayan Foundation is repairing buildings and replacing supplies and damaged equipment, including among mobile field hospitals, across the region.
Build Change is impacting reconstruction throughout Nepal by making disaster-resistant construction designs and training available to the government of Nepal and local and international NGOs working to rebuild after the earthquake.
Fuel Relief Funddistributed more than 13,400 gallons of gasoline and diesel to fuel vehicles for the UN, Doctors Without Borders, and other international NGOs; to power generators for hospitals and survivor camps; to fuel motorcycles for local Nepali citizens, and more.
Global Vision International Charitable Trustis providing emergency family packs including food, sanitary pads, toothbrushes, soap, flashlights, candles, a lighter, cloth, mosquito nets, medical kits, blankets, and tarpaulin shelters.
Himalayan HealthCare will provide one month's food for 2,400 households in Tipling, Lapa, and Sherthung, and rebuild five schools with 10-12 classrooms.
Internewsis initiating open air studios and an SMS rumor tracker to provide critical information to local communities throughout Nepal.
IsraAid is rebuilding shelters, providing seed packs for farmers, providing education kits and medical services, as well as providing psychosocial support to survivors.
Journey Home Foundation is distributing rice, sugar, tea, first aid, soap, tents, mattresses and blankets in Gorkha district.
Karuna Trustis targeting post-earthquake long-term health needs including mental health, antenatal issues, identification and referrals for infectious diseases, sanitation, health access for low caste groups, and sanitation.
Keystone Accountability is conducting surveys on perceptions related to services, people’s sense of agency, outcomes, and the quality of relations between aid providers and survivors so that relief and recovery work can be more responsive to the needs to community members affected by the earthquake.
MAP Internationalis shipping necessary medicine and medical supplies to organizations working on the ground throughout the country.
Mercy Corpsis providing non-food relief items, unconditional cash transfers, emergency shelter, and water and sanitation interventions in ten districts in Nepal.
PHASE Nepal distributed tents, food and other essential supplies and is providing health care in Gorkha and Sindhupalchok.
Room to Read will construct four-room school block, establish child-friendly libraries, and provide teacher training and support for two schools in the Palpa District.
The Santi School Projectwill build/reconstruct three secondary schools damaged in the earthquake in Lalitpur District and to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of a 'lab school' in the future.
Sarvodaya provided food, shelter, water and sanitation supplies in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.
SASANE provided clean drinking water, food, and clothing for paralegals that are part of their program and who were affected by the earthquake in Nuwakot, Dhading, Rasuwa, Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu.
Save the Children provided immediate emergency relief and are continuing with long-term relief with a focus on children throughout many of the earthquake-affected districts
GlobalGiving staff will be on the ground next month to check on the progress of these grants and bring you stories from those your donation is impacting. We’d love to hear from you what questions you’d like us to ask while we’re there. And, as always, thank you for your generosity.
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