International Aid to Nepal Ramps Up
Sure hoping everyone can get home safely. 3 Coloradans still out there, hanging out for a couple days at Basecamp until a plan is devised…#Nepal #EarthQuake
As the death toll from Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake surpasses 4,350, international aid agencies and foreign governments are scrambling to deliver much-needed financial assistance and supplies to Nepal.
Since Saturday, supplies, search-and-rescue and medical teams have been sent from around the world to Nepal’s only international airport, located in the capital, Kathmandu.
Here are some of those efforts:
The U.S. announced Monday it would donate an additional $9 million in assistance for Nepal, bringing the total to $10 million through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, search-and-rescue teams have been dispatched to Nepal as part of USAID’s disaster-assistance response team and 45 tons of supplies have been dispatched.
“This emergency assistance builds on our years of support for risk-reduction partnerships in Nepal,” said Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.
India has been heavily involved in the aid operation to Nepal since Saturday…
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