For one Nepalese man now living in Guernsey, it's been a traumatising time. He thought his family could have been among the thousands killed.
Guernsey's Overseas Aid Commission say they will donate £40,000.
The Chair, Mike O'Hara says it's important to help our fellow mankind.
The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission plans to give a minimum of £90,000 in emergency aid for the disaster and is currently awaiting details of how that funding can be allocated.
At least three Channel Islanders are safe and well after being caught up in the earthquake in Nepal, which is known to have killed more than 3,000 people. It’s the country's worst earthquake disaster in over 80 years. A powerful aftershock triggered more avalanches in the Everest region. Response teams and medical supplies have begun arriving in the country.
Sheri Burt is a Dance Artist and teacher from Jersey. She’s in Nepal training as a yoga teacher.
She posted on Facebook “Hey friends and family, u may have heard there has been a 7.9 earthquake a couple of hours ago where I'm at in Nepal. There has been a lot of destruction. I'm ok just praying everyone else is right now. Not sure what the plan is. Terrifying, just praying for stability now. Love to you xxxx”
Leonie Herve from Grouville (below) is also in the country. She’s staying in Pokhara.
Christine Smale from Jersey is also in Nepal and is safe and well. Her friend Steve Seviour said she went out a week on Saturday and is safe. He said, "She managed to miss both the earthquake and avalanche luckily. All the party she is with are giving blood today."
Charity worker Sarah Griffith from Guernsey is trying to raise money to help those in the country and also plans to go there and help if needed.