American Red Cross Relief Plan in Nepal

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The American Red cross organization has helped a tremendous amount in the relief effort in Nepal. The earthquake has left many people houseless and helpless in Nepal. During an interview with the Red Cross they stated that the organization has contributed  $5,000,000 to the response to date. The relief effort has taken a toll on everyone helping. Seeing people look for their loved ones in the ruins and not finding them, is a sight you don’t want to see.

“The Nepal Red Cross, which has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and plays a leading role in the government’s contingency plan, provided first aid, search and rescue, and support to first responders immediately following the disaster and is continuing to do so in the wake of intense aftershocks. More than 6,400 first aid volunteers have been deployed, and all affected districts have volunteers and staff in place.” stated the Red cross.

The Nepal Red Cross has also deployed its disaster response teams in 14 of the most affected districts. Some 40,200 tarpaulins, over 2,500 sets of relief supplies and over 402,900 water purification tablets have been distributed to date. The Nepal Red Cross is also providing ready to eat meals and rice to the affected population.

An additional specialist, focused on social media coordination, was deployed to Geneva to help with global Red Cross efforts online, bringing the total number of deployed specialists assisting the Nepal earthquake effort to ten. The American Red Cross is also providing remote mapping and information management support, with nearly 4,700 volunteers contributing to mapping Nepal.