How to help Nepal earthquake victims
MANILA, Philippines - A massive earthquake hits large parts of Nepal and triggered an avalanche that hit the base camp of Everest on Saturday, April 26, killing thousands and leaving thousands homeless - they now need help.
At least 2000 are reported dead, according to officials, earning the 7.8 magnitude quake the worst natural disaster that hit the nation in more than 80 years.
However, the death toll could get higher as retrieval operations are underway.
Meanwhile, thousands have been displaced due to the quake. Survivors have been reported to sleep on the streets and stayed in open spaces in fear of aftershocks following a 6.7 magnitude aftershock.
Several netizens have expressed their support online, calling for others to pray for Nepal's quick recovery. (READ: #PrayForNepal: Netizens express support for quake victims)
Since Saturday, international humanitarian organizations and aid groups have travelled to the area and promised to extend assistance during the emergency struggle. The needs of several areas are already being assessed and addressed immediately.
Here are organizations who are working on ground and are seeking donations from individuals:
World Vision International is initiating operations to respond to the basic and urgent needs of survivors such as temporary shelter, food, water, emergency health interventations, among others.
WFP is urgently responding to survivors' needs such as food and emergency shelter in affected areas in Nepal.
The Nepal office of the international organization is actively seeking survivors in the rubble and at the same time, providing the basic needs of survivors.
The organization seeks support to help fulfill the needs of the deadly earthquake's most vulnerable victims - children - and their families.
An emergency response team from from the AmeriCares India office in Mumbai is enroute to Nepal to assist while relief workers are preparing medical aid and relief supplies for shipment for survivors.
Aid workers from Oxfam are working on ground to prepare to launch a "rapid response" to ensure food supply, especially water, to survivors.
The organizations' immediate priority is to provide the core needs of children victims such as shelter, water, health care, and essential child protection mechanisms.
The aid group is seeking donations to help survivors with serious injuries like complex fractures and spinal and cord injuries. Immediate help will prevent permanent damage.
The secular aid group is gathering donations to give to a benefiary organization. – Rappler.com
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