As of right now, all of our AIESEC members, including exchange participants are safe and sound in Nepal. They are in a protected area says President of AIESEC in Nepal Sveta Nikolaeva. She tells us that all of the people are staying outside the buildings and there is limited access to the internet, but they are staying safe.
A massive earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, destroying parts of a major historic center, killing more than 1,900 people and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest that left more than a dozen people dead, according to the Guardian. You can learn more about the earthquake in Nepal via The Guardian’s live blog.
We extend our deepest condolences to those affected by the earthquake, and send our prayers. As a global community, we urge individuals to extend their support to Nepal through trusted charity organizations who have a presence there. Here’s a list below of of charities where you can make a contribution to support relief efforts.
UNICEF, which works to ensure that every child has a safe and healthy childhood, is on the ground in Nepal aiding children and families. You can donate to UNICEF’s efforts online.
World Vision calls itself a Christian organization that helps bring children out of poverty, and tries to build communities with its relief work. The organization already has a presence in Nepal.
Donate to support World Vision’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.
Oxfam is an international organization dedicated to fighting poverty. It also has a presence in Nepal.
Donate to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is a large humanitarian organization, again with a presence in Nepal. Visiting its website will take you to a page where you can donate to CARE’s relief efforts in the country.
Save the Children
We extend our deepest condolences and prayers for those affected by the Nepal earthquake, and we extend our support to organizations conducting relief efforts. We must all do more than just pray, but take action.