2015 Nepal Earthquake Crisis Response Archive

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Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi/UNDP Nepal

Early on April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal's densely populated capital, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks caused widespread devastation and loss of life, affecting communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. The disaster was the worst to hit Nepal since 1934. 

In response, 67 InterAction members mobilized to help provide assistance to the affected populations in Nepal. A list of InterAction members responding to the Nepal Earthquake can be found below along with a link to an archived, detailed description of their activities during the crisis.

Specific questions about any listed NGO response should be directed to responding organization.


Please Note: This an archived Crisis List and includes submissions from InterAction members responding during the active crisis. New submissions to this Crisis List are no longer being taken. For additional information about InterAction Crisis Responses please contact ia@interaction.org. Members of the press should direct questions to communications@interaction.org.

Action Against Hunger USA

Within 24 hours after the earthquake, Action Against Hunger mobilized a technical team to complement and support our teams already on the ground. We will continue to carry...

ActionAid International USA

ActionAid Nepal has a well-established 30+ year presence in Nepal with strong local partnerships and networks, including a network of youth volunteers. ActionAid is already...

Airlink

As Airlink continues to respond to the Nepal earthquake, we seek support for vital shipments of material aid to Nepal, as well as donations of United Charity Miles to...

All Hands Volunteers

All Hands has been steadily increasing its presence and activities in the affected areas since arriving in Kathmandu a week after the first earthquake. We have been coordinating...

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Following the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies –...

American Jewish World Service

With our long-standing commitment to disaster relief in the developing world, AJWS has set up an Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to address both immediate needs for...

American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions began work in Nepal more than thirty years ago.  We are committed to continuing our ministry among people affected by leprosy in Nepal.  One of...

American Red Cross International Services

The global Red Cross network, led by the Nepal Red Cross, has mounted an international relief effort to provide emergency humanitarian assistance following the devastating...

AmeriCares

AmeriCares' emergency response team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, within 48 hours of the disaster, bringing critical medicine and medical supplies. Our strategy in Nepal is to...

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)

Two AMURT teams from Calcutta have joined AMURT Nepal to set up relief camps in four earthquake-affected districts (Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowck, Kavrepalnchowk, and Makawanpur)....

Brother’s Brother Foundation

Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) has partnered with Himalayan Health Care, a Nepal-based charity to provide emergency relief in the wake of the earthquake.Himalayan HealthCare...

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

In the wake of the earthquake, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation assembled a team of medical professional volunteers to help provide medical assistance and distribute food and...

Build Change

Build Change is sending a team of engineers to Kathmandu as soon as the search and rescue phase is over.  First we will inspect buildings to determine if they are safe to...

CARE

CARE has deployed emergency staff from around the world to join 150 CARE Nepal local staff to scale up our ongoing emergency response.CARE is appealing for US$40 million to...

Catholic Relief Services

Working with Caritas Nepal, CRS’s initial goal is to help 10,000 families with emergency shelter, blankets, water treatment kits, and hygiene kits. Given the scale of the...

ChildFund International

ChildFund International, through our ChildFund Alliance partner, ChildFund Japan, has worked in Nepal for 20 years and is responding in Sindhupalchok district, one of the worst-...

Church World Service

CWS is supporting partners in Nepal distributing food, water, tarpulins, tents and blankets to families in the Kathmandu and Lamjung areas. With a focus on serving the...

CONCERN Worldwide U.S., Inc.

We have deployed an emergency response team to engage with local partner organizations and conduct rapid assessments that will inform a comprehensive response focused first on...

CONCERN Worldwide U.S., Inc.

International humanitarian organization, Concern Worldwide, is preparing to distribute an initial package of shelter and relief supplies to 10,000 families in four of the 10...

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope has a Disaster Services team, along with equipment and supplies, en route to Nepal. As the death toll rises, immediate needs for survivors include medical care...

Doctors of the World-USA

Médecins du Monde (MdM) teams have set up clinics near the village of Golche in the Sindhupalchok district – a remote region that was one of the hardest hit in the quakes – and in...

Episcopal Relief & Development

Responding to immediate needs for food, clean water, and shelter, as well as the need for accurate information through on-the-ground assessment, Episcopal Relief & Development...

Feed The Children

Feed the Children, in partnership with World Neighbors, is assisting families and individuals impacted by the earthquake disaster in Nepal. Since 1973, World ...

Global Communities

Global Communities is working to bring the successful post-earthquake relief and reconstruction strategies it utilized in Haiti to support the current response in Nepal. A team of...

Global Links

Global Links is providing medical materials to support N​e​pal Earthquake relief on two fronts via our International Medical Aid Program and Medical Service Trip Program....

GlobalGiving

All donations will support earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. Initially the Fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean...

Habitat for Humanity International

One month after a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, Habitat for Humanity is focused on getting families back into...

Handicap International

Present in Nepal since 2000, Handicap International's 50-person team responded to the earthquake early on April 25, helping the most vulnerable in two main hospitals in...

Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International (HHI) has mobilized to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Nepal in the aftermath of the violent April 25 earthquake. HHI has deployed an...

Heifer International

Heifer International has projects in the earthquake-impacted area of Nepal and is working to assess safety of families and damage to homes or loss of animals. Initial efforts will...

Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International is working on rapid assessment of critical nutrition needs in collaboration with Nepal’s District Disaster Response teams, leveraging our wealth of...

HelpAge USA

The HelpAge network in the region has extensive experience of responding to the emergency needs of older people and their communities. HelpAge has a disaster response model...

Helping Hand for Relief and Development

Within 48 hours the HHRD team arrived in Nepal with medicines and medical equipment. The team includes physicians, orthopedics, and physiotherapist and relief workers. HHRD's...

Himalayan Cataract Project

HCP Co-Founder Dr. Sanduk Ruit and all of our partners and friends at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu are safe, but several have lost their homes and...

Humane Society International

As specific needs emerge, HSI’s disaster response team will cooperate with Animal Welfare Network Nepal to rescue and provide temporary shelter for animals in need; to rent...

International Medical Corps

Our Emergency Response Team, including doctors, nurses, and logisticians, is on the ground, operating mobile medical units (MMUs) to reach the hard-hit Gorkha district in west...

International Relief Teams

International Relief Teams is working with international partners to provide emergency medicines and other relief supplies for earthquake victims in Nepal. An...

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA's disaster response team director has left for the region to join other European colleagues and Islamic Relief's India office staff crossing into Nepal...

Jhpiego

On behalf of the women and newborns of Nepal, Jhpiego has established the Nepal Emergency Fund for Mothers and Newborns, a campaign that will donate 100% of the proceeds to work...

Life for Relief & Development

Life for Relief and Development is sending an emergency response team to the area to assess the needs and will provide tents, blankets, food, bottled water, medical supplies...

Lutheran World Relief

LWR staff on the ground are currently assessing the situation. We are working with our local partners and the international relief community to plan our early emergency response...

MedShare International

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and...

Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to respond to the needs of people in Nepal affected by earthquakes on April 25 and May 12. We are requesting donations and inviting...

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is well positioned to respond swiftly to this disaster. For nine years, Mercy Corps’ Nepal program has mobilized communities around Disaster Risk Reduction and...

Operation USA

Operation USA has worked in Nepal since 1985, providing medical assistance materials to Kanti Children's Hospital and SEVA's vision programs.Following the most recent...

Oxfam America

In its response to the Nepal earthquake, Oxfam aims to protect public health by providing clean water and safe sanitation. We will also distribute emergency food supplies and...

Plan International USA

With the needs of children and the most vulnerable communities as a priority, relief teams are deploying into affected areas. Plan International USA is conducting a rapid...

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Hunger Program

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with our partner, ACT Alliance and its members who are already on the ground, to provide emergency relief and short-term recovery...

Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E. is mobilizing our network of donors, volunteers and transportation organizations to send life-saving medical supplies to Nepal after the devastating 7.9 magnitude...

Relief International

RI is deploying a team of local and international staff to implement our emergency response and conduct longer-term assessments. With our partners on the ground, we have been...

ReSurge International

ReSurge International's Surgical Outreach Directors and local team are safe and responding to the need – providing surgical care to many victims. They have seen hundreds...

Salvation Army World Service Office

Since 1882, The Salvation Army has served the people of its India Eastern Territory, which includes Nepal. With more than 75 offices throughout the area, volunteers and staff are...

Save the Children

Save the Children, which has been working in Nepal since 1976 and has programs reaching across the country, reacted immediately. We are distributing aid and are gearing up for a...

SOS Children’s Villages -- USA

SOS Children's Villages has had a significant presence in Nepal since the 1970's. We are leveraging our resources and experience there to provide urgent help to children...

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

As is our practice with international disaster relief, UUSC will take the lead in distributing funds where they can do the most good, directing support toward people who are left...

United Methodist Committee on Relief

In cooperation with longtime local and international partners and Nepal-based United Methodist medical missionaries, UMCOR is responding to the devastating earthquake with...

US Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF and partners are planning to reach approximately 2,800,000 children in 35 affected districts, focusing on water and sanitation, protection, health, and nutrition. ...

USA for UNHCR

The strongest earthquake Nepal has felt in over 80 years has devastated the country. Thousands of families are in urgent need of shelter as homes and critical infrastructures have...

WaterAid America

WaterAid has been active in Nepal since 1987, and was recently ranked by GuideStar’s Philanthropedia as the number one international non-profit working in the water and...

World Concern

World Concern is responding to meet urgent needs of survivors of the Nepal earthquake. Our staff on the ground will assess needs to determine how we can use our disaster response...

World Food Program USA

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is among the first organizations on the ground. In addition to humanitarian food relief, WFP also manages the United Nations Humanitarian Air...

World Neighbors

Since 1973, World Neighbors, an international development organization, has worked in remote villages throughout Nepal to reduce poverty, hunger, and disease. Working with its...

World Renew

In response to the extreme needs for water, food and temporary shelter, World Renew is working with Christian Reformed World Missions, the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological...

World Vision

World Vision is responding immediately to the disaster, providing 1,000 tarps and 600 blankets in Bhaktapur.  Field assessments in the affected districts are ongoing.  ...

Zakat Foundation of America

The recent earthquake in Nepal has caused widespread devastation and loss of life. During these difficult times, it is our duty to stand by the victims of this horrible tragedy....