London: The European Union has provided a 2 million Euro aid package to provide relief to the people impacted by the earthquake that struck Nepal earlier this month.
It will help provide shelter, access to clean water and sanitation, and health care, among other services. The support package includes €600,000 to support the work of humanitarian partners already providing assistance in the affected areas.
In addition, €200,000 has been allocated to Nepal Red Cross Society, via the Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Complementing the financial contribution, the EU will mobilize in-kind assistance from its European Humanitarian Response Capacity (EHRC), worth €1.2 million.
This will include tents and winterisation kits that will be sent from the EU’s stockpile in Kuala Lumpur to address the crucial shelter needs of vulnerable families whose homes were destroyed.
Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said, “Nepali people have once again been hit by a deadly earthquake. As in previous disasters, the EU stays ready to help those most in need. This new aid package will bring shelter to people that have lost their homes, so they can be prepared to face the upcoming winter, while helping with other pressing needs.”