This past weekend, Nepal suffered a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake near its capital of Kathmandu. This beautiful and fascinating country is also one of the poorest in Asia, which has unfortunately increased the impact this disaster has had with thousands of people being killed, injured, and left homeless due to being more vulnerable. Countless historical and World Heritage sites have also been damaged and destroyed. Many people in Nepal are also living in rural areas and have been cut off from desperately needed aid. There are also still hundreds of people missing and stranded on Mount Everest. The government institutions and administrations are also severely hampered from assisting its citizens in this time of need.
If you can help, there are many great international aid organizations that you can support to help get desperately need supplies and assistance to the women, men and children affected in Nepal. If you are in Canada, here are some trusted organizations to consider donating to:
- Canadian Red Cross. You can text REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10 to this effort.
- UNICEF Canada is working quickly to support the thousands of children who have been injured, made homeless and/or separated from their families in this tragedy.
Other Organizations To Consider: