Bangladesh Provides Assistance To Nepal

Bangladesh Provides Assistance To Nepal

May 4, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -20 April 24- 2015 (Baishakh 11, 2072)

In response to the request for assistance by the Government of Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015, the Government of Bangladesh has dispatched 761 tents, 700 tins of biscuits, 3500 liters of bottled drinking water, 6700 kgs. of medicines, 90 kgs. of cotton, 45 kgs. of bandages, 22 cartons of ready-made garments and 1300 pieces of blankets.  These relief materials have been sent to Kathmandu by special Bangladesh Air Force Flight on 26 April, 01 May and 03 May 2015.  A 30-member medical team of Bangladesh Army also arrived on 26 April and has been working in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur since 27 April morning.

In addition to that the Embassy of Bangladesh has also been working with several private organizations and has distributed relief materials in Lalitpur and Dhulikhel as well as several villages in Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Gorkha.  The children of the Embassy officials have formed volunteer groups and have been distributing relief goods to earthquake victims staying in camps.

A number of Non-Government Organizations from Bangladesh, including BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Council), one of the largest NGOs in Bangladesh, has arrived in Bangladesh in the past week and have been providing humanitarian assistance to victims of the earthquake in several localities outside the Kathmandu Valley.

According to a press release issued by Embassy of Bangladesh, in addition to this, numerous organizations, institutions and private individuals have sent relief materials in a spontaneous outpouring of sympathy for the friendly people of Nepal.  These include, the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, to name a few.  Other than these, many other organizations and individuals have also donated relief materials to the Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka.

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