Monday, October 10, 2005

Safe Charity Resources for South Asia Earthquake

The devastation and death toll continues to rise in South Asia. Many of the areas affected (in this mountainous region) are not accessible by roads. In keeping with the theme of my blog, I am providing resources (directly from Yahoo news and the Network for Good), where one can donate safely and ensure that the money gets to the people who need it the most.

As in previous disasters (Katrina, Tsunami etc.), fraudulent charities will probably be set up by people without morals. For my previous post about this go to: Is Fraud Around the Corner in the South Asia Earthquake?

Here are a list of charities, most of which, are deploying to the area to assist:

Doctors without Borders
Mobilizing to provide medical assistance, blankets, water, sleeping mats and tents.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Dispatching teams to assess damages and the needs of victims.

International Rescue Committee
Assessing immediate needs on the ground and preparing emergency response.

Mercy Corps
On the ground providing emergency relief, including water and tents.

On the ground assessing the response effort and responding to victims.

Sending emergency staff to distribute aid and make further assessments of the damage.

To go to the "Network for Good" website, click on the title of this post.

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