Friday, 16 April 2021 08:56 GMT

Turkish Red Crescent continues relief work in Nepal


(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkish Red Crescent is continuing its relief activities in Nepal for earthquake victims, providing them with tarpaulins, food, water and hygiene kits, the aid agency said in a statement Wednesday.

Turkish Red Crescent has provided around 4,000 tarpaulins to the victims in the capital city Kathmandu, nearby towns and several places close to the Himalaya mountainside since the first day of the earthquake.

It also delivered food packages, blankets and drinking water to the victims in the country.

Turkish Red Crescent Nepal Delegation Chair Mucahit Salih Duran said: "Now we are in Sindhupalchok district. This is the epicenter of the earthquake. Many people died and got wounded here; moreover there are lots of missing people. Aftershocks are happening in the town. Due to the earthquake the people are in panic and they have to shelter outside. We (Turkish Red Crescent) are supporting the victims by giving them tarps, food, water and hygiene kits".

Duran said that food packages were delivered in coordination with Nepalese Red Cross to the most affected areas.

He also added that Turkish Red Crescent distributed hygiene kits to a village of Ramechhap district, located some 180 kilometers east of Kathmandu.


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