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