Wednesday, May 18, 2016

European Commission releases Rs 661 million for earthquake relief

KATHMANDU, May 18: The European Commission has released € 5.5 million (approx Rs 660.7 million) in humanitarian aid funding for Nepal in 2016. 

The funds will be used both to respond to humanitarian needs, particularly in regard to shelter, as well as to strengthen the disaster preparedness capacities of the most vulnerable communities in earthquake affected areas, the commission said in a statement on Wednesday
f“Overall, the aid will benefit close to 290 000 people across nine hardest-hit districts,” reads the statement. 

The latest allocation brings the European Commission’s total humanitarian aid contribution in response to the earthquakes to € 19.5 million. 

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