US,Canada And Bangladesh Supports Nepal

US,Canada And Bangladesh Supports Nepal

April 28, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -20 April 24- 2015 (Baishakh 11, 2072)

The United States of America (USA) is sending a total of $10 million in relief to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. He sent his "deepest condolences" to the people of Nepal and said he had been shocked by the "gut-wrenching" images of the death and destruction.

Untied States has already pledged 20 million dollar additional support.

Canadian Disaster Assistance Response Team In Nepal

Canada deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to assist in humanitarian crisis in Nepal

An assessment team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is en route to Nepal from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. The Canadian Armed Forces is currently pre-positioning its personnel and resources in order to ensure a prompt reaction, in line with Government of Canada direction, to assist in the aftermath of an earthquake in Nepal.

On April 26, a CC-177 Globemaster III and its air crew began transporting the assessment team as well as relief supplies, medical personnel and firefighters as part of the Light Urban Search and Rescue (LUSAR) team.

The assessment team will assist the Interdepartmental Strategic Support Team (ISST) in performing its needs assessment and the other personnel will provide initial support and medical assistance once they arrive in Nepal.

The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is one component of Canada’s toolkit to respond to natural disasters abroad. It is a military organization ready to deploy quickly to conduct emergency relief operations.

On Saturday, the Government of Canada announced it will support experienced humanitarian organizations with $5 million to provide life-saving assistance to meet the urgent needs of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Canada is also a contributor to international rapid response mechanisms that ensure partner organizations are able to act immediately at the onset of a crisis.

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has created a dedicated web page for the Nepal crisis: Canada’s response to the crisis in Nepal

“In support of Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and in cooperation with our other government department partners, we are moving swiftly to assist Nepal in this time of need. Canada has consistently demonstrated strong support for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations at home and throughout the world,” said  Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the people of Nepal in the aftermath of this terrible earthquake. Our personnel are currently prepositioning to assess the needs of the affected population and the most efficient way to provide emergency relief. The Department of National Defence and the CAF stand ready to help save lives, maintain a stable environment, and assist in reconstruction where it is needed,” said General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defense Staff.


Bangladesh Teams In Nepal

The Government of Bangladesh, as an immediate response to the devastating earthquake that affected Nepal on 25 April 2015, has dispatched a 30-member Army Medical Team to provide an emergency medical assistance.  The team arrived on 26 April 2015 and is already working in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur.  The Government of Bangladesh has also provided relief materials to the tune of 250 tents, 800 kgs. biscuits, 3 tons medicines and 500 liters water.

A second medical team and more relief materials also arrived.



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