Earthquake in Nepal: 100,000 Euro for the first relief measures
Malteser International dispatches medical aid
Malteser International has released 100,000 Euros for the first emergency aid measures in Nepal. Over half a ton of medications and medical supplies are already on their way to the disaster zone. When there, they will be able to help provide first medical assistance to those affected.
“Painkillers in particular, as well as medical material such as dressings, needles and cannulae are urgently needed on the scene,” says Ingo Radtke, Malteser International’s Secretary General.
The emergency health pack provided for the initial medical response, therefore, principally contain anaesthetics, pain medication, surgical equipment, intravenous fluids, water purification tablets and disinfectants. After being released by Malteser International, they will be dispatched on the next available transport flight.On Sunday morning, Malteser International dispatched an advance team to the crisis zone. At the scene, they will be able to gather an overview of the situation and to begin initial emergency aid measures.
The extent of the destruction from the catastrophe remains unclear, and the number of casualties is growing day by day. On Monday morning, there were over 3,700 confirmed dead.The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency and called for international assistance.
About Malteser International:
Malteser International is the humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. With over 100 projects annually in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, Malteser International has been standing by those affected by poverty, disease, conflict and disaster, helping them lead a healthy life with dignity – without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles build the foundation of its work. For more information: www.malteser-international.org and www.orderofmalta.int