Monday, June 1, 2015

Emirates Red Crescent gives new hope to 26,000 Nepalese families devastated by quake

ABU DHABI--- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided AED3 million for 26000 Nepalese families (130000 people) in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake which hit the Himalayan country in April, the UAE humanitarian agency said Sunday.

In the first phase of its relief aid plan for Nepal, the ERC provided 31150 food parcels, 15000 healthcare packages, 8000 blankets, 6600 waterproof coats, 5000 mattresses, kitchen utensils and 9000 items of clothes, said Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General for International Aid, ERC.

The ERC, he said, intensified its efforts for Nepal in implementation of the directives of the wise leadership with H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the ERC personally following up the operations and maintaining continuous contact with the agency's field team on the ground in Nepal.

The ERC teams, he added, met with representatives of Nepal's Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC, to discuss ways of enhancing humanitarian response to the disaster.

In addition to taking relief aid to tens of villages and towns around the capital Kathmandu, the ERC teams also delivered aid to hospitals facing shortfall in medical supplies. -end-

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