As Nepal grapples with the devastation caused by one of the worst earthquakes in its recent history, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is mounting an emergency response operation.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), along with the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is presently responding to the restoring family links needs in the areas affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The Red Cross has mobilized its emergency responders who are trained in first aid and search and rescue to all affected areas.
The ICRC is making every possible effort for restoring contact between people separated by the earthquake in Nepal. This web link helps people find out what has happened to a family member. It serves as an important link between those who have been separated by helping them inform others that they are alive and where they are located.
IFRC resources are being mobilised from New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to support the initial emergency response.
With powerful aftershocks continuing to ripple across the region, the fate of many villages around the epicentre is still not clear. Adverse weather conditions have been further hampering relief and rescue operations.
Over 2500 people have been reported dead since Saturday morning when the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the area between Kathmandu, the capital, and the city of Pokhara. Loss of life has also been reported in India, Bangladesh, Tibet as well as on Mount Everest.
You can donate to support the IFRC rescue and relief work in Nepal here.
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Contact ICRC delegation in Kathmandu
Meen Bhawan, Naya Baneshwor
G.P.O. Box No. 21225
Tel. 00977-1-4107285 / 4107279