Emergency Response for Nepal from Bangladesh

by BRAC USA
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Summary

BRAC, an organization with deep roots in nearby Bangladesh, is sending an emergency response team to Nepal to provide immediate assistance and long-term relief following the earthquake that to date has killed more than 3,000 people. From its headquarters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, BRAC is sending a team to Nepal to provide blankets, medical treatment, essential medicine and dry food to earthquake victims. With a robust history of emergency response, BRAC will work with partners and the Nepalese gover
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Challenge

Earthquake survivors are in need of medical supplies, blankets and food. "We are grateful to the people of Bangladesh for their genuine response to earthquake victims of Nepal," said the Nepalese ambassador to Bangladesh, Mr Hari Kumar Shrestha. "We are particularly thankful to BRAC for their decision to send an emergency medical team with essential medicines, blankets and food."

Solution

BRAC is uniquely positioned to provide emergency support due to its proximity and experience. "We have years of experience in emergency disaster response," said Shahinul Hoque Ripon, a doctor from BRAC who will lead the team. "We successfully carried out operations in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake in 2010, Sri Lanka, and in Indonesia after the deadly tsunami in 2004. Our core team will provide essential medical support to the victims in collaboration with the Nepalese government."

Long-Term Impact

BRAC will continue working with partners and the Nepalese government to provide support and assist with on-going recovery efforts following the earthquake and potential aftershocks.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bracusa.org

Organization Information

BRAC USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
Project Leader:
Emily Coppel
Marketing Associate
New York, NY United States
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