Impact: Help for Nepal

By Tonka Dobreva 05.12.2015 interact

The country of Nepal has been rocked yet again by another earthquake. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake left dozens dead and more than a thousand people are injured. This earthquake comes only weeks after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu — the worst earthquake in Nepal in the last 81 years. More than 4,000 people died, thousands were injured and homes were destroyed. UNICEF estimates that nearly 1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance — from medical supplies, to food, water and shelter.

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Here’s how you can help:

1. UNICEF — you can donate $10 to UNICEF by texting “Nepal” to 864233, or you can donate directly to the organization here.

2. Red Cross — the International Committee for the Red Cross says it is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society and has a team working on emergency response. Donate to the Red Cross here.

3. Save the Children — when you donate to Save the Children, 10 percent of your donation goes to preparation for future disasters.

4. Oxfam America  Oxfam aid workers are on the ground, preparing to launch a rapid response to ensure food and water reaches those in need. You can donate here.

Photo credit: Reuters via UNICEF

 

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  1. Kate France

    I am about to go to church I will try to set up a bake sale to help those poor helpless people may god help them

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