AID EFFORTS: How to help following Nepal earthquake

Volunteers carry an injured boy after rescuing him from the debris of a building that was damaged in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

Global charities offer emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake that left thousands dead.

With Internet and cellphone communications spotty, and many roads closed due to damage, the outside world did not yet have a clear picture of what is most needed following the devastating quake. But it was clear that help was needed - and fast.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

American Red Cross

Save the Children: Nepal Earthquake Children's Relief Fund

Save the Children

Doctors Without Borders
AmeriCares

Handicap International

Doctors of the World

Mercy Corps

Oxfam

CARE

Before contributing to an aid group, donors are advised to research the organization. Sites such as CharityNavigator.org can help you find a charity you can trust.

All links provided as a convenience. No endorsement is given or implied by their inclusion in this list.

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