NEPAL, Kathmandu : The crew of a US C-17 military transport plane unload a Huey helicopter at Kathmandu’s international airport on May 3, 2015. International aid continues to pour into Nepal to help victims of a massive earthquake on April 25 killed at least 7,200 people and devastated vast swathes of one of Asia’s poorest countries.      AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT                        

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This weekend, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal; the country has suffered its worst natural disaster in 80 years. Damage is catastrophic.

http://www.nbcnews.com/…/nepal-earthquake-magnitude-7-9-tre…

I’ve set up a special print gallery containing photos from my time in Nepal. 100% of all proceeds will go to Mercy Corps, an organization that is boots-on-the-ground in Nepal, providing aid in the form of shelter, clean water, and hygiene.

Aid for Nepal - Prints by Chris Brinlee, Jr.

If you have the means, please, buy a print or canvas; and provide much needed aid to the beautiful people of this amazing country.

https://www.mercycorps.org/

Our classics readers are undoubtedly familiar with the sheer beauty and resilience of Nepal and its people from Peter Mathiessen’s classic travelogue, The Snow Leopard. But we’re all also now all-too-familiar with images of its destruction from this weekend’s earthquake. Courtesy of the New York Times, here’s a list of some of the groups soliciting donations for relief efforts in Nepal:

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I’ve set up a special print gallery containing photos from my time in Nepal. 100% of all proceeds will go to Mercy Corps, an organization that is boots-on-the-ground in Nepal, providing aid in the form of shelter, clean water, and hygiene.

Aid for Nepal - Prints by Chris Brinlee, Jr.

If you have the means, please, buy a print or canvas; and provide much needed aid to the beautiful people of this amazing country.

The images coming out of Nepal are harrowing. Here are vetted charities you can donate to if you want to help.

Nepal is a small and poor country ill-equipped to deal with a calamity of this scale. Nothing as disastrous and devastating has taken place in the region for almost a century. No substantial form of emergency aid and assistance program is available domestically, at least not one that can deal with a disaster of this magnitude. Any outside aid counts. Please give any amount you can to these relief efforts that are vetted and credible. The area is still experiencing aftershocks that are making rescue efforts difficult. Water and food are now being sought after. Please give how you can and we can hope help gets to the people affected before it’s much too late. Please help. 

NEPAL, Kathmandu : To go with story ‘Nepal-quake-medical-aid’ by Beatrice Le Bohec

Sabita Nepal, 5, cries as she speaks for the first time since April 25, to her mother on a mobile phone at the National Trauma Centre hospital in the capital Kathmandu on April 30, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. The UN launched an appeal for Nepalese quake survivors in dire need of shelter, food and medical care April 30 as anger boiled at the government’s inability to cope with a disaster that has killed more than 5,000 people.       AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI                        

Saudi Arabia has bombed the airport in Sana'a, blocking off humanitarian aid and assistance packages from reaching the thousands in desperate need of help in war-torn Yemen.

Saudi fighter jets bombarded the international airport in the capital, Sana’a, while continuing their air strikes in other parts of Yemen, as the civilian death toll continues to rise. 

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IRAQ, AMERLI : Iraqi people take water from a humanitarian aid convoy in Amerli on September 1, 2014 after Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town the previous day, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies. The mainly Shiite Turkmen residents of the town in Salaheddin province were running desperately short of food and water, and were in danger both because of their Shiite faith, which jihadists consider heresy, and their resistance to the militants, which has drawn harsh retribution elsewhere. AFP PHOTO / JM LOPEZ