The European Union (EU) has given its endorsement to humanitarian aid amounting to €2 million (approximately Rs 288 million) to support individuals affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. The aid package, sanctioned by the EU, is specifically designated for initiatives focusing on shelter, access to clean water, sanitation, healthcare, and various other essential services in regions impacted by the recent earthquake in Jajarkot.
The approved assistance package comprises €600,000 to bolster the efforts of existing humanitarian partners actively engaged in providing aid in the affected areas. Additionally, €200,000 has been allocated to the Nepal Red Cross Society through the Disaster Response Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as stated by the EU Delegation to Nepal.
In conjunction with the financial contribution, the EU plans to mobilize in-kind assistance from its European Humanitarian Response Capacity, valued at €1.2 million. This comprehensive aid approach aims to address the immediate needs of the affected population and assist in the ongoing relief efforts.
The EU’s swift response to endorse this assistance underscores its commitment to aiding Nepal during this challenging period and aligns with the collaborative international efforts to provide timely and impactful support to the earthquake survivors.