Doctors Without Borders announces that it will send eight teams to help with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

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      There's no shortage of ways to assist victims of yesterday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

      Organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross make it easy to donate online.

      Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, is dispatching eight teams to offer help. Four of them left from the northern Indian state of Bihar today on their way to nearby Nepal.

      This afternoon, an MSF surgical team is travelling from Brussels to Kathmandu. Another MSF team is on its way from Japan, and yet another is coming from Amsterdam.

      Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross is enabling people to register on its site that they're alive in Nepal and to register missing person. This service was created to enable family members to get in contact with one another.

      There are many other charitable ventures underway. PayPal and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team are cooperating to apply open-source principles to disaster relief efforts. Anyone who donates to PayPal's approved charities won't have to pay any of the costs of the transaction.

      An article on the Yibada website notes that Nepal's per capita monthly income of $62.50 makes it one of the poorest countries in the world. It's home to 27 million people.