The Nepal Earthquake: How You Can Help
A Buddha statue is surrounded by debris from a collapsed temple in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Omar Havana/Getty Images)
The Asia Society global family mourns the loss of life, widespread damage, and the devastation of cultural treasures across Nepal. We are also working to help the survivors, all those who are braving harsh conditions in the aftermath of Saturday's powerful quake. We are mobilizing our global network, asking that they pledge their support in any way possible. To that end we have also identified several well-regarded organizations that have been vetted by Charity Navigator and are active in Nepal at this hour. These organizations and links to their donation pages are listed below. We encourage your generosity at this difficult moment for the people of Nepal.
We at the Asia Society have had personal connections to disaster relief efforts in the past. To name just a few, our Global Chair Henrietta Fore served at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); I served as head of the World Food Programme (WFP) for several years; and our Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski ran international coverage at ABC News. In our own different ways, we have all learned both the urgency of relief efforts and the power of effective aid organizations in these tragic moments. And of course all of us are feeling a profound connection now to the victims and survivors in Nepal.
On behalf of all of us at the Asia Society, I ask that you please take a moment — soon — to give to the organization of your choosing. You may also send checks to Asia Society marked "Nepal Earthquake Relief," to Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, and we will make an institutional contribution to one of these charitable organizations.