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Nepal Earthquake Relief

Our hearts go out to the children, families and people of Nepal. The country is in desperate need following the deadly earthquake. San Diegans can help now by supporting humanitarian relief efforts. Below is a list of agencies directly aiding victims.


Save The Children - Nepal Earthquake Children's Relief Fund »

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.

Twitter: @SC_Nepal

UNICEF: The United Nations Children Fund »

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.

Twitter: @unicef

American Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross »

The Nepal Red Cross is providing first aid, search and rescue, blood to medical facilities in the capital and support to first responders.

Help Finding Loved Ones: Nepal Earthquake Restoring Family Links page

Twitter: @ICRC

The Salvation Army »

The Christian charity's response includes basic necessities like food, water and shelter.

Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS

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.

Twitter: @mercycorps

Habitat for Humanity »

Habitat's disaster response teams are coordinating response operations with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. Your contribution to Habitat's Disaster Response Fund will help our efforts in assisting people affected by the earthquake and other disasters.

Twitter: @habitat_org

International Relief Teams »

International Relief Teams (IRT) are currently responding to Nepal earthquake victims, ordering shipment of emergency medicines to be airlifted to Nepal. IRT provides both immediate and long-term relief to disaster victims and is vigilant in choosing appropriate responses to emergency situations, so that its resources can be leveraged to their highest effectiveness. IRT’s core values includes responding appropriately based upon what is most needed during each stage of the disaster.

Twitter: @IRTeams
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