Relief agencies

While ANHS does not endorse any of these organizations – we see the vast desire of those who love the Himalayan region to help in this time of crisis.  We urge all to donate generously and wisely.  While the media is focused on immediate recovery efforts and Kathmandu, we urge those who love the area to be aware that this is both an immediate crisis and one that will require long-term relief efforts.  Please inform your friends and the media about the complex needs that will last beyond these first few days.

Aid summary – ratings and services in Nepal

There is a google docs page set up with information about services available in Nepal as well as how to ratings of aid agencies.

There is also a large site on resources for those in the region set up by a friend of the Cornell program, Nepal Quake Aid.

Recommended donation strategy on how to distribute your monies.

Aid agencies seeking donations

(Western Union and Pay Pal have eliminated fees for funds transfer to Nepal – at least until May 31 – this will enable people to donate to smaller organizations that may not have websites or accept credit cards.)


Educate the Children

Support Sankhu

Empower Dalit Women

Chandra Gurung Conservation Trust

Urban Environment Management Society (skilled engineers with a good track record in Nepal)

American Nepal Medical Foundation

Britain-Nepal Medical Trust

Read Global

Greater Himalayas Foundation

Mercy Corps

International Commission for Dalit Rights

Fundraiser for Pharak


Rasuwa Relief


Sam’s House

Global Giving

World Food Program

United Florida Nepal Association

Nepal Earthquake Relief: Hunger and Food Insecurity

Doctors without Borders

Wake Forest Student Video and Campaign

Keshav Bhattarai’s Relief Fund

Red Cross

Nepal Red Cross Society (they are struggling to stay up – be patient)

Bibeksheel Nepal/Society Of Ex Budhanilkantha Students

Photos of Nepal for sale to fund relief

A gofund me campaign of a friend of a member – Post-earthquake relief

FYI: Paypal is waving fees for donations to the cause – here is their general link to a variety of agencies receiving funds for the relief.

Medical tent production by Abari

Collected sites from Amanda Snellinger


Hamro Nepal benefit in New York City, May 16

 NepalSeattle Earthquake Fundraiser, May 16

Manakamana Fundraiser, Austin TX, May 17

nepalfundraiser, Evanston, IL, May 28

Mapping- One of the biggest concerns at present (4/28) is that aid is not able to reach people who desperately need it. Many areas are cut off from roads due to landslides.  These groups are trying to map where the devastation has occurred and guide rescue services to those trapped.


Mental Health Mapping


OSM mapping

Kathmandu Living Labs

National Geospatial Intelligence

Current tremor reports

Collected Disaster maps and responses

Digital Globe


(Please email to be added)

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.