How you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake

Monday, April 27, 2015
A man sits with a child on his lap as victims of Saturday's earthquake, wait for ambulances after being evacuated at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015.
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U.S. disaster relief teams are headed to Nepal following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that impacted almost 5 million people and killed over 4,000.

In Kathmandu, rescue teams have been digging through rubble, looking for anyone who might still be alive. At the same time, aid groups have yet to reach many remote mountain villages, but reports suggest that some communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope.

Here are some ongoing relief and rescue efforts to help the victims of the earthquake:

GlobalGiving's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

GlobalGiving said it is providing emergency supplies including food, water and shelter to victims through a network of local Nepalese nonprofits and international aid organizations.

For online donation information, click here.

Red Cross

The Nepal Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross said they are presently responding to "restoring family links needs in the areas affected by the earthquake in Nepal."

Report a missing person here. Survivors may also report their whereabouts and status.


The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, said it is preparing two cargo flights with a combined 120 tons of humanitarian goods including medical and hospital supplies, tens and blankets. The urgent airlift will be sent to Kathmandu, where the supplies will provide relief for nearly 1 million children in Nepal in need of help, the group added.

For online donation information, click here.

World Food Program

The World food Program said it is actively assessing the earthquake's damage and working to "help the millions affected by the worst earthquake to hit the country since the 1930s" by providing food.

For online donation information, click here.

International Medical Corps

Facebook is rolling out a message at the top of users' News Feeds today with an option to donate to the IMC, which has "which has emergency response teams operating mobile medical units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake."

For online donation information, click here.

Humanitarian Open Street Map Team

The Humanitarian Open Street Map team relies on volunteer contributors from around the world to help "rapidly digitize the data from satellite imagery to support the humanitarian organizations that deploy to the affected countries," it said.

This tutorial for this crowd-sourced relief effort map shows how to help add information that could help relief organizations accommodate helicopter landings and provide relief efforts throughout Kathmandu and other nearby regions.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps said its team in Nepal was quickly preparing emergency supply kits, tarps and shelter kits for survivors on Sunday. Emergency supply kits will include items like clean water, clothing, cooking utensils, towels and hygiene supplies to meet their daily needs, the group added.

For online donation information, click here.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said it is sending eight teams -- including a surgical, medical and non-medical team -- to provide medical assistance and emergency supplies to those affected by the earthquake.

For online donation information, click here.

Save the Children

The charity said it "has begun the delivery of 136 tarpaulins in Kathmandu, while in the earthquake-affected Bhaktapur district, 180 baby packs - which include children's clothes, blankets and soap - are being distributed to those in need." The group added it would also soon begin distributing many more items to some of the hardest-hit regions outside Kathmandu Valley.

For online donation information, click here.

Google Person Finder

You can use Google's "Person Finder" tool if you're looking for someone or have information about someone in the area of the earthquake.


CARE's said its humanitarian workers on the ground in Nepal are currently assessing the situation and determining immediate needs. The group added its emergency response teams specialize in providing life-saving food, water, shelter and health care.

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OXFAM International

OXFAM said it is preparing to supply clean water and hygiene equipment to thousands of displaced survivors following the earthquake. The group added it will start building sanitation facilities in the temporary camps working in partnership with UNICEF.

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

The Jewish aid organization said it is partnering with the Israel Defense Forces field hospital in Nepal to provide medical equipment, including two neonatal incubators. The JDC added it was working with UNICEF and other partners to help distribute emergency relief and meet children's shelter, nutrition, water and sanitation needs.

For online donation information, click here.

Samaritans Purse

The Christian aid organization said it has deployed a disaster relief team and initial supplies for 15,000 households to support partner hospitals.

For online donation information, click here.

Lutheran World Relief

The Lutheran aid group said it is on the ground trying to meet basic needs such as the distribution of water filtration units and quilts.

For online donation information, click here.

Nepal Center of North Carolina

The Nepal Center of North Carolina is raising money for an earthquake relief fund. For more, go to:

Sam's House

An orphanage in Nepal called Sam's House is taking donations to be used on the ground.

For more, go to:

ABC News' Alexander Marquardt and the Associated Press contributed to this report.