Bengaluru, May 2: Nepal's fate is in our hands and we have to strive to bring it back to its feet. Once a tourist destination, it has turned into rubbles now. Latest death tolls have risen to 6,624 and more is expected. Meanwhile, the Nepal government has said that it would not be able to pull out anymore survivors from the debris.
Children have been orphaned and there are scores who are homeless and starving. While innumerable private and government agencies have offered their hands in help, there are others who are willing to help, but cannot reach them.
Here are a list of NGOs you can donate with:
Save the Children Foundation: An international charitable trust in Nepal since 1976, it is in a better position to help the people out there. Just after the earthquake, a team of 24 emergency specialists and a medical team were dispatched to assess the humanitarian needs. They are distributing clean drinking water, hats and blankets for babies.
Also 10% of the fund collected toward future disasters and the aftermaths of the earthquake.
The Red Cross Society: Committing an aid of $300,000 and 19,000 non-food relief kits like mosquito nets, medicines, kitchen sets, appliances, tarpauline etc, the society has dedicated to the welfare of the people in Nepal. "We do not yet know the scope of damage ... People will need considerable support including food, water, medical care and emergency shelter," said Jagan Chapagain, who is the director of the International Federation of Red Cross Asia-Pacific.
Goonj: Founding director of Goonj, Anshu Gupta, said that they have set up Nepal-specific donation centers in Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Rishikesh. Goonj has arranged for two trucks and a flight of essentials to Nepal.
Some of the other agencies that are working toward Nepal rescue and relief include Global Giving, Friends Service Council Nepal, Oxfam. The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, World Vision, The American Nepal Medical Foundation, Shikshya Foundation.