[Press Release] Slovakia Aids Earthquake- Affected Nepalis

29 May 2015
 

Nepal - The Slovak Republic today handed over EUR 71,200 worth of humanitarian aid to IOM for earthquake victims in Nepal.

np20150529-2Over half a million homes were destroyed in the Nepal earthquake. @ IOM 2015

The aid, consisting of tents, basic emergency utensils, power generators and medical supplies, will be distributed in the coming weeks to homeless families in badly affected rural areas by IOM Nepal and its implementing partners.

Slovak Ambassador Zigmund Bertok, who visited the IOM Nepal office on 28 May, said that he hoped that the in-kind donation will contribute to IOM’s efforts to provide shelter and relief items for 53,000 families who lost their houses in the disaster.

The devastating earthquakes which hit Nepal on 25 April and 12 May left over 8,600 people dead and thousands injured. Over half a million houses were destroyed and over 269,000 damaged.

From the onset of the humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal after the earthquake, IOM has been actively involved in providing relief to victims as a consignee for European Union member states.

For further information please contact IOM Nepal: Maurizio Busatti, Tel. +977 98010 04510, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eunjin Jeong, Tel: +977 980 100 53 22, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joe Lowry at IOM’s Asia-Pacific Office in Bangkok, Tel. +668187 08081, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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