Nepal : the Monegasque Red Cross is appealing for donations to help the victims of the earthquake.

Delhi/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva/Monaco, 27th April 2015 – The emergency response teams from the Nepal Red Cross are doing everything in their power to help the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring countries.

The disaster has cost the lives of thousands of people including some of the staff and voluntary workers of the Nepalese Red Cross. The number of victims will continue to rise in the next few days, as will humanitarian needs.

Despite the regular aftershocks, over 1,500 voluntary workers and 300 employees are currently working non-stop to provide assistance to the injured, offer psycho-social support, conduct assessments and relieve the suffering of the people placed in evacuation centres or those seeking refuge on the street.

From hygiene kits being distributed to blood donations and medical equipment, the entire Red Cross chain is doing all it can, while waiting for further support from India, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Jagan Chapagain, director of the Asia Pacific region at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), explains: “our greatest concern regards the towns and villages closest to the epicentre. Primary care is particularly difficult due to the major access problems in these rugged mountains where the roads have been severely damaged, as well as difficulties in communicating with the victims in rural areas around Kathmandu.”

Rain is expected over the next three days in the region which further complicates response operations. Food, water, emergency shelter and medical care will undoubtedly be the most urgent needs of those affected in the days to come.

The critical phase of the emergency response – when just a few seconds could mean the difference between life and death – requires fast and efficient intervention. That is why, across the globe, the IFRC and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are mobilising resources to support the Nepalese Red Cross.

The Monegasque Red Cross immediately released 50,000 CHF. It is now calling on your generosity to supplement this contribution to the response of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: you can help by making a donation now.

  • Log onto the online donation interface and select “earthquake in Nepal” in the drop-down menu.
  • Or send your donations by cheque (payable to “Monegasque Red Cross -Nepal “) or in cash, directly to the following address :

Monegasque Red Cross
27, bd de Suisse – 98000 Monaco.

The whole of your donation will be used directly on the ground.

For further information, you can contact the Monegasque Red Cross :

Mrs Françoise Cellario: fcellario@croix-rouge.mc

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