Nepal Earthquake: Emergency Update

2015 Nepal Earthquake

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Direct Relief is mobilizing its Emergency Response Team after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 1,200 people, with many more feared trapped under rubble. The quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The majority of people affected are in the valley around Kathmandu, where medical facilities are overflowing with patients seeking care.

Direct Relief will be coordinating with the following local and emergency response partners in the hours and days ahead, along with corporate and technology companies such as Palantir:


The US Geological Survey recorded at least 12 aftershocks across the region, with additional reports of casualties in India, Bangladesh, and on Mount Everest. The government has declared states of emergency in the affected areas.

Since 2008, Direct Relief has delivered over $1,000,000 worth of medicines and supplies to its charitable healthcare provider partners in Nepal.

35 Comments
  1. Sub: Nepal Earthquake
    Hi,
    I’m heartbroken seeing the devastation in Nepal.I’m ready to join you immediately for in-person relief and rescue, I’m in Bangalore, IN. Hence, close to Nepal.
    Please respond if I can join you / any other team that you know are helping there.
    God bless all.
    Manoranjan
    +91 9916623434

  2. How do we partner with you to move donated supplies etc.?
    Thank you for the help you are organizing for Nepal.

  3. Hi, I am from Singapore, and I would like to know how I can volunteer to go to Nepal to help in relief efforts. I served 2 years in the Army of the Singapore Armed Forces and am willing to help in physical way. Thank you

  4. Glad to be a part if this

  5. I found a post in facebook about a person from Sindhupalchowk where the area seems to have been struck bad. If you can, please help spread the word around and get relief to the place.

    Hello friends.
    I got a call from my village which is in sindhupalchowk , pangtang VDC ,ghunga.

    A huge disaster has taken place there no house is left there.
    In my village there is only 20 house where seven people have already died and many are injured.
    But above my village there is tamang gau which has 300 to 400 houses which is completely destroyed and huge casualty has taken place.
    Lots of people have died there and are severely injured there.
    People are dying due to lack of primary treatment.
    My VDC needs an rescue . I have called few places for help. I want you people to inform about it too concerned places .

  6. Namaskar.
    DIRECT RELIEF services are uncountable and genarous. Instant help and relief to the calamity affected people can be done only by gifted souls.
    Best wishes for warputting action at Nepal.
    Pranams.

  7. Hi

    I am leaving South Africa Monday evening, and arriving in Kathmandu Wednesday morning.

    I am an engineer, commercial diver, very able bodied, and self sufficient.

    Please forward me the contact details of someone I can find when I arrive in Kathmandu, so as to offer my services where they are most needed.

    Kind Regards
    Neill Manley
    0027723495769

  8. I am a former Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, fluent in Nepali language. I would like to come to Nepal and help with relief. I would require virtually no support, just coordination with relief effort. Are there opportunities to do this? Thanks

  9. URGENT

    Dear Sirs,

    My name is Sergei Stroitelev. I am a documentary photographer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia working in Human Rights field in the countries of Asia.
    I spent last 2 years in Nepal making long-term projects for several Human Rights organization such as Red Cross, Nepal Leprosy Trust and Nepal Blind Organization covering such social issues as drug addiction, discrimination of leprosy affected people, HIV.
    I am coming to Kathmandu, Nepal in a couple of days to cover the aftermath of the terrible earthquake. As I know your personnel are currently working there.
    Do you need coverage of the aftermath and the activities of your organization in the fields?
    Really looking forward to hearing back from you.
    All the best,
    Sergei

  10. How.do i out my boots on the ground to help in many ways in Nepal??

  11. if you are looking for RNs please send information

  12. Hello, ilive and work in Singapore..a couple of hours away from Nepal… Please let me know if you need on the field help… I can fly into Kathmandu from April 30 to May 4

  13. I am a nurse and I am very much wanting to help out in Nepal in this critical time. What steps do a take to achieve this?

  14. Hello im interested in making a donation.. myself and a lot of people in my area can donate large amounts of hygiene products and dry foods.. is there a way to make this possible?

  15. Hello, I feel a call to travel to Nepal to provide disaster relief. I have time in August. I have skill in construction. I’m looking for a group to connect with. Please let me know if there is a place for me to help.

  16. Dear Sir,

    I wish to be a part of on going relief and rescue process in Nepal. I am residing in Kolkata, India. Please respond in case you need my services.

    Thanking You,

    Sincerely,

    Mark Justin

    +91-9899683551

  17. A friend of mine is a young man in the Nepalese army. He is helping near his base, but cannot go home to help his Mother in the town of Lumel in Western Nepal. Their home has been destroyed and she needs help with food and shelter. I am looking for an organization that I can donate to and know that his town and his Mother will get the help they need.

  18. I would like to send a cheque but have no UK or Euro postal address. Can you combine with Mercy Ships ?

  19. I am currently in Lukhla. I would love to help and volunteer in any way possible. I am a pshycologist by profession, but also work as a Strategist. I was one of the climbers from Madison Mountaineering who survived the ordeal. Please get in touch with me.

  20. We cannot combine with Mercy Ships, but you can send a check to Direct Relief, 27 S La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

  21. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  22. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  23. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  24. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  25. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  26. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  27. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  28. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  29. We’re sorry to hear about your friend. We cannot guarantee that the money will go directly to the town or to his mother, but 100% of the donations designated to Nepal will be used solely for that response when you choose the Nepal drop down option at http://www.directrelief.org/donate.

  30. Thank you for reaching out to help the survivors. We typically only take donations of products from manufacturers. Monetary donations are the most efficient way for us to be able to help people in need. You can donate at http://www.directrelief.org/donate.

  31. Thanks for reaching out, Sergei. We have someone in the field, but appreciate your offer.

  32. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  33. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

  34. Thanks for reaching out to help the survivors. Please email info@directrelief.org with your request.

  35. Thanks for reaching out. We don’t usually send volunteers, but check out this list on Charity Navigator of organizations responding and see if one of them can use assistance: http://j.mp/1EDNCYc

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