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Aid for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

The following agencies are involved in rescue and recovery work for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, according to the New York Times:

International Medical Corps

The organization’s emergency response team is on the ground in Nepal, trying to provide critically needed medicines and supplies, including hygiene kits and water purification tablets, to survivors. Teams of doctors, nurses and logisticians will try to operate mobile medical units in the hardest-hit areas. @IMC_Worldwide on Twitter.

Handicap International

Handicap International has been working in Nepal since 2000 and has 47 volunteers on the ground distributing wheelchairs and other mobility aids, and providing help with rehabilitation and logistics. @HI_UnitedStates on Twitter.


The United Nations Children Fund is providing supplies like water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarps and nutrition supplements for children and families affected by the earthquake, and working with the government and other partners to meet children’s immediate needs. @unicef on Twitter.


PayPal has set up a disaster relief campaign with international aid organizations working directly and through local partners to provide relief. PayPal said it would cover all costs associated with donations it received through the site, and also refund transaction fees to qualified nonprofits participating in the relief and recovery efforts. @PayPal on Twitter.

Mercy Corps Mercy Corps has been in Nepal since 2006 and has more than 90 volunteers on the ground trying to distribute water, shelter kits, mosquito netting, tarps, cooking utensils, hygiene materials and other household provisions. @mercycorps on Twitter.

Catholic Relief Services Catholic Relief Services and its partner organizations have begun procuring emergency relief materials, like shelter kits and sanitation and hygiene materials. @CatholicRelief on Twitter.

Habitat for Humanity International The group says its disaster response teams are coordinating efforts with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. @habitat_org on Twitter.

Global Giving Money donated to support relief operations in Nepal will go toward helping first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter, the organization said. “Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations,” it said. @GlobalGiving on Twitter.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee The New York-based nonprofit is providing medical assistance through aid workers traveling from India to Nepal. @TheJDC on Twitter.

Oxfam Oxfam is an international coalition of charities dedicated to fighting poverty. Aid workers from the group are on the ground, preparing to hand out food and water. @Oxfam on Twitter.

World Vision “We are initiating a response to meet basic, urgent needs with temporary shelter, food, water, emergency health interventions and other vital aid,” the group said. @WorldVision on Twitter.

Red Cross Volunteers from the Nepal arm of the Red Cross are helping in the search for survivors. @ICRC on Twitter.

United Nations World Food Program The United Nations agency is providing food and other aid to survivors. @WFP on Twitter.

Samaritan’s Purse Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organization providing food, water, shelter, medicine and other assistance to earthquake survivors. @SamaritansPurse on Twitter.

CARE CARE is asking for donations for critical relief. The group said its humanitarian workers were on the ground assessing the situation in Nepal and determining the most immediate needs. @CARE on Twitter.

Save the Children Donations to Save the Children, an organization with extensive reach in Nepal, will go toward efforts to provide protection for children and relief to their families. @SC_Nepal on Twitter.

Lutheran World Relief The charity, which normally provides technical help to impoverished farmers, said it was assessing the situation in Nepal, but its relief efforts would probably include providing cash transfer programs, water filtration units, quilts and personal hygiene kits. @LuthWorldRelief on Twitter.

Jewish Federations of North America The coalition of Jewish federations and communities focuses on rebuilding and improving infrastructure after natural and man-made disasters. In Nepal, the groups are working to determine what survivors’ immediate needs are, and plan to send emergency supplies that will arrive by Tuesday. @jfederations on Twitter.

SOS Children’s Villages The organization has been in Nepal since the 1970s and has three “villages” around Katmandu. It has set up an emergency fund to create safe spaces for children and help reunite children separated from their families. @sos4children on Twitter.

Doctors Without Borders The organization is sending eight teams of health care providers, including eight surgeons, to assist earthquake victims and distribute supplies. @MSF_USA on Twitter.

MAP International MAP International, a global Christian health organization, will distribute what it calls an “interagency emergency health kit” that will treat 10,000 people for 90 days, and supply a container shipment of medicines and supplies. @mapintl on Twitter.

International Relief Teams International Relief Teams has already ordered a shipment of emergency medicines to be airlifted to Nepal, and is asking for donations to send more. @IRTeams on Twitter.

American Jewish World Service The organization, which is dedicated to fighting for human rights and against poverty, is raising money to distribute to aid organizations in the hardest-hit areas of Nepal. @ajws on Twitter.

The Salvation Army The Christian charity’s response includes basic necesssities like food, water and shelter. @SalvationArmyUS on Twitter.