Print Edition - 2015-05-26  |  Earthquake Relief

Red Cross helps people in distress

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 25, 2015-

The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) played an important role in providing first aid to the victims of the April 25 earthquake.  Post-quake, the organisation has set up field hospitals and mobile health camps in all the 14 affected districts in order to provide medical treatment to the victims. According to the organisation, a total of 145,000 victims used the medical facilities provided by six field hospitals and 12 mobile health camps run by the society.

In order to provide clean drinking water to quake victims, the organisation has distributed aqua tablets, Oral Rehydration Solution packets, hygiene kits and soap bars.

As for sanitation, the Red Cross has built temporary toilets, which are being used by 259,615 people. The NRCS has also distributed more than 66 thousand tents, which are providing temporary shelter to 33,275 people. In the next two years, the organisation plans to provide tents to 110,000 families in the disaster-affected areas. It is also planning to help rebuild houses for 40 thousand families and provide cash assistance to another 40 thousand families.

Published: 26-05-2015 07:04

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