Guide to Giving to humanitarian action in response to the Nepal earthquake
CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE
To find out about the latest response and about organizations operating in the country, view the country page on the OCHA website: www.unocha.org/nepal
DONATING THROUGH THE CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND (CERF)
CERF provides rapid initial funding for life-saving actions at the onset of emergencies and for poorly funded, essential humanitarian operations in protracted crises. The OCHA-managed CERF receives contributions from various donors – mainly governments, but also private companies, foundations, charities and individuals – which are combined into a single fund. This is used for crises anywhere in the world. Find out more about the CERF and how to donate by visiting the CERF website: www.unocha.org/cerf/our-donors/how-donate
IN-KIND RELIEF AID
The United Nations urges donors to make cash rather than in-kind donations, for maximum speed and flexibility, and to ensure the aid materials that are most needed are the ones delivered. If you can make only in-kind contributions in response to this disaster, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTERING AND RECOGNIZING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
OCHA manages the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), which records all reported humanitarian contributions (cash, in-kind, multilateral and bilateral) to emergencies. Its aim is to give credit and visibility to donors for their generosity to show the total amount funding and resource gaps in humanitarian appeals.