Thousands are injured in Nepal. Here’s how you can help the earthquake rescue efforts

Nepal Earthquake

People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by an earthquake on April 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA

As experts estimate the death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal could climb to 5,000 and U.N. World Heritage sites lay in ruins, the international community responded with rescue workers and aid to search for survivors and help the thousands of injured victims. Here’s how you can help.

OpenStreetMap

Update to the HOT and Katmandu Living Labs Response to the Nepal Earthquake: Tasks, How to get Involved:http://hot.openstreetmap.org/updates/2015-04-26_hot_activates_for_nepal_response_report_2

Posted by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) on Saturday, April 25, 2015

If you have time and web chops to donate, OpenStreetMap is asking volunteers for assistance with “rapidly providing a detailed and accurate map (i.e., road network, villages, buildings, etc.) to support the humanitarian organizations. These services help locate people at risk efficiently, and facilitate the delivery of goods and services to remote areas.”

 


 

Person Finder

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Google’s person finder is a system if you’re looking for a missing person or have info on someone. As of early Monday afternoon EST, it was tracking about 6,000 records in Nepal. Search is also available over SMS messaging.

 


 

iTunes

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Through iTunes, users can donate via the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts. (Note: link launches iTunes.)

 


 

UNICEF

In the aftermath of the devastating #NepalQuake, WFP is on the ground, mobilizing food assistance and coordinating logistics. As we scale up our emergency response, you can help at wfp.org/Nepal

Posted by World Food Programme on Monday, April 27, 2015

UNICEF estimates 1 million children in Nepal are now in need of help. (Read more here: Quake-aid need acute in Nepal as death toll rises to 4,000.)

 


 

WFP

In the aftermath of the devastating #NepalQuake, WFP is on the ground, mobilizing food assistance and coordinating logistics. As we scale up our emergency response, you can help at wfp.org/Nepal

Posted by World Food Programme on Monday, April 27, 2015

The U.N.’s World Food Programme is delivering emergency aid and food.

 


 

Red Cross

In the aftermath of the devastating #NepalQuake, WFP is on the ground, mobilizing food assistance and coordinating logistics. As we scale up our emergency response, you can help at wfp.org/Nepal

Posted by World Food Programme on Monday, April 27, 2015

The American Red Cross has pledged $300,000 to the relief effort, which is being led by the Nepal Red Cross, and is asking for donations to increase the effort.

 


 

PayPal

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The online payment system PayPal has set up a donation site where users can send funds to various humanitarian organizations sending aid to Nepal, including Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Relief Services. PayPal said it is waving its usual money-sending fee for this campaign, and as of early Monday afternoon EST, reported that $234,855 had been raised.

 


Dozens of countries have [pledged aid and support, including the Chinese International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR), who along with sniffer dogs began disaster relief over the weekend. The U.S. announced Monday it was donating $9 million in relief efforts.