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How you can help Nepal’s earthquake victims

Nepalese residents rest as they gather on a pavement in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, a day after an earthquake hit.
Nepalese residents rest as they gather on a pavement in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, a day after an earthquake hit.
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The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday has left thousands of people reeling from devastating loss. Aid from across the world is trickling in, but the region remains in dire need of supplies from food and water to medicine. 

Want to donate? Here are some organizations involved in the relief efforts:

AmeriCares 

This humanitarian relief organization has sent workers to the region to provide medical aid and other supplies. AmeriCares’ website.

CARE

This humanitarian organization, which has been working with vulnerable communities in Nepal since 1978, has deployed emergency teams in the area. CARE’s website.

Direct Relief

This nonprofit specializes in international medical assistance and will be supporting local emergency response efforts in Nepal. Direct Relief’s website.

Operation USA

This Los Angeles-based international relief agency has worked in Nepal since the 1980s and is now working with partners to send replacement equipment to hospitals in the country. Text "AID" to 50555 to donate $10. Operation USA's website.

Oxfam

This confederation of NGOs has sent aid workers on the ground to ensure food and water reach victims in need. Oxfam’s website

Red Cross

The organization said that it’s working with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross network to coordinate support. Red Cross’ website

Seva Foundation

This Berkeley, California-based nonprofit, which has been working in Nepal to cure blindness, has set up a relief fund. Seva's website

UNICEF

Nearly 1 million children require urgent assistance, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. The organization is sending staff and supplies to those affected. Text “Nepal” to 864233 to donate $10.