There has been a wonderful response from Rotarians and Rotary Peace Fellows from around the globe providing us with additional information about agencies helping with relief efforts in Nepal. See our updated list below.

The Rotarian Action Group for Peace has reached out to Rotary Peace Fellows who are living and working in the region for their advice on how Rotarians can best support relief efforts in Nepal. Many national and international agencies are stepping in to support the Nepalese government’s efforts to provide emergency relief over the next three months. See below for some opportunities to donate to worthy organizations.

ADRA Nepal 

ADRA has programs at the grass-roots level in mountainous areas and are looking for donations to sustain the relief work they are doing. They have national and international staff already connected and working with remote villages in Nepal that need significant assistance after the earthquake.


BRAC is sending a team to Nepal to provide 5,000 to 10,000 blankets, medical treatment, essential medicine and dry food to earthquake victims. “Our core team will provide essential medical support to the victims in collaboration with the Nepalese government,” said Shahinul Hoque Ripon, a doctor from BRAC who will lead the team.

Friends of Nas

Friends of Nas was founded by a member of an environmental network in the region, Mahesh Nakarmi. He also founded the National Society for Earthquake Technology and the Health Care Foundation Nepal. The Nepal Ambulance Service apparently has the only modern ambulances in the country.


Aid groups and local nonprofits are mobilizing to provide support and emergency supplies to the people impacted by both earthquakes. All donations to this fund will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in Nepal.


GOONJ is there in a big way with team, partners and volunteers, doing our bit, trying to reach as remote as possible without ignoring the ones who are near by. Please consider monetary donations and refer to for regular updates

International Development Exchange

With funding from IDEX’s Nepal Recovery and Resilience Fund, the Women Awareness Center Nepal has been distributing food and tents and has begun giving micro-loans to cooperatives’ members to begin the long recovery process. ASHA is also distributing tents, blankets, and food, and has anticipated that medicines will be needed if sanitary conditions worsen during the upcoming monsoon season. They also plan to offer subsidized seeds for their cooperatives’ members so they can soon begin summer planting and hire an engineer to help with assessments of buildings in the area.

Mercy Corps

The Rotary Peace Fellows who work with Mercy Corps have said that their staff is already on the ground responding to the tragic disaster. Their experienced response team is working side by side with survivors to save lives.

Peace Winds Japan

Two Rotary Peace Fellows worked for this NGO during the Sumatra earthquake in 2005 and speak highly of their emergency response in places such as in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor.

Pragya Seeds International

Pragya Seeds International has an International office that can accept donations. Many organizations and networks in India and the Himalayas are choosing to support them. In coordination with other agencies acting in Nepal, PGSI (Pragya Seeds International) will contribute to improve the living conditions for 5000 people in Kavre and Bhaktapur.


This is a local NGO in Gorkha district, the epicenter of the earthquake. A Rotary Peace Fellow is getting us the contact details and needs assessment from this NGO. Stay tuned for more information.

Sarvodaya USA

Sarvodaya is helping supply food and tents to a village south of Kathmandu. The Peace Fellow who recommends this organization has a high level of trust for the quality of services they provide.

Save the Children US

Save the Children has a huge humanitarian group already on the ground. They have a high capacity in the region so they don’t expect to deploy a large number of Americans, but would benefit greatly from monetary donations.

ShelterBox USA

After Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years, hospitals in the country’s capital Kathmandu were devastated, forcing medical staff to treattheir patients outside with dwindling supplies.

However, ShelterBox, an international Rotary partner, has been able to provide tents to four hospitals in the city creating safe, covered spaces where patients can be treated in privacy. They will be used for carrying out minor operations, changing dressings and as mobile health clinics.


The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has already released $15 million to kick-start immediate life-saving relief work in Nepal. The UN has launched a massive new appeal for those affected by Nepal’s earthquake, as frustration mounts at the pace of relief efforts. Find out more about how you can help through CERF here.

World Vision International

Rotary Peace Fellows report that World Vision is already on the ground and working in the 5 districts which were the most badly affected, including the Sindhuli district, a remote area located to the south of Kathmandu.