Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts: 5 Ways You Can Help

May 12, 2015

The earthquakes in Nepal have created tremendous suffering. More than 1 million children need immediate assistance. Here are five ways you can help rush aid to children and families.


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Two devastating earthquakes in just three weeks have left more than 1 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The first priorities are lifesaving interventions—getting essential medicines, nutrition and safe water to children and families in immediate need.

Five ways to make a tax-deductible donation to support UNICEF's Nepal earthquake relief efforts:

  1. Donate online: Help Children Now
  2. Call toll free: 1-800-FOR-KIDS (1-800-367-5437)  
  3. Text: Text "Nepal" to 864233 (UNICEF) to make a $10 donation
  4. By mail: 125 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038
  5. By Crowdrise fundraiser: Help Nepal Relief Efforts

More ways you can help:

  1. Register as a UNICEF volunteer to get involved and learn more about the emergency

  2. Host a fundraiser in your school or community. Register your event so we can help support you, and make sure to use these online fundraising tools

  3. Organize a vigil, volunteer and get involved
  4.  Share resources (PDF) for kids and adults about how to help

Keep up to date on relief efforts and spread the word:

  1. Find us on Twitter: @unicefusa
  2. Join us on Facebook: UNICEF-USA
  3. Follow online:

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A UNICEF worker talks with the mother of a young girl, injured in the April 25 earthquake, at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1015/Nybo