Nepal: The Jewish World Responds

Nepal earthquake: 25 April 2015, 12:56:37 Photo via SWikimedia Commons
Nepal earthquake: 25 April 2015, 12:56:37
Photo: Creative Commons 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some opportunities to support the work of Jewish and Israeli organizations helping to meet the needs of those most severely affected by the recent earthquakes:

  • AJWS – With its long-standing commitment to disaster relief in the developing world, AJWS has set up an Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund.
  • Cadena – The humanitarian aid organization of the Jewish community in Mexico
  • Chabad – Hundreds of Israeli backpackers and tourists are taking refuge at the Chabad center in Kathmandu.
  • IsraAID – IsraAID has a disaster team en route to Nepal.
  • JDC – JDC has set up an emergency campaign to provide urgent assistance, in particular medical relief and supplies in the hardest-hit areas.
  • Magen David Adom – the first Israeli relief group on the ground in Kathmandu.
  • Tevel – Having worked in Nepal for the last 8 years, Tevel already has 47 Israeli staff and volunteers and 55 Nepali staff and fellows currently on the ground in Kathmandu and the surrounding villages, who are redirecting their work from year-round community development to immediate disaster relief efforts. Tevel is also looking for Israel-based volunteers to help manage relief efforts from their office in Jerusalem.
  • United Hatzalah of Israel – Based in Kathmandu, their rescue units will primarily focus on searching for and providing lifesaving medical treatment to survivors.
  • World Jewish Relief – The British Jewish communities response to international disasters.
  • Zaka – Israel’s major non-governmental lifesaving, rescue and recovery organization.

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We will update as additional information becomes available.

Updated: April 28, 2015