Shuala Drawdy, an ICRC Forensics expert, has been deployed to Nepal to help with our response as part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s assistance to communities in the aftermath of the earthquake.
In this interview she talks about the current situation in Nepal and explains why there is a special need for expert advice to handle the mortal remains of victims of a disaster. Shuala and her colleagues will be assisting in efforts to ascertain the identity of the people who died in the disaster so that the authorities can return the mortal remains to the families and loved ones. This ensures the dignity of those who died is maintained as is respect for their cultural practices.
ICRC New Delhi