Over 3,300 people have been killed with 6,800 more reported injured in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. More than 6 million people live within 60 miles of the epicenter, located 50 miles northwest of the capital Katmandu, which populates 2.5 million residents alone.
This major category earthquake has collapsed buildings, heavily damaged and destroyed infrastructure and electricity and phone connectivity is intermittent – with 20 subsequent aftershocks causing further devastation across the region.
Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the victims of Nepal.
There are a number of relief organizations stepping in to provide emergency humanitarian help to the 8 million people impacted. The American Red Cross has already committed $1M to on-the-ground relief.
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The Institute for International Education (IIE) has setup the Nepal Emergency Student Fund to issue emergency grants to help the 8,000 Nepali students studying in the US who may have urgent financial needs due to the natural disaster in their home country.
Accredited U.S. colleges and universities are invited to nominate up to 5% or 3 Nepali students at their institutions who have urgent financial needs and need help to continue their studies. Nominations must be received by May 15, 2015.
Apply here to nominate a Nepali student >
Donate today to IIE’s Nepal Emergency Student Fund >