Help from many countries

Help from many countries

MANY countries have rushed to help Nepal deal with the aftermath of the earthquake. Here are some of the countries and their relief efforts:

  • Singapore sent a total of five Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 aircraft, including two deployed yesterday, with rescue personnel, sustenance and medical supplies. The Government also donated $250,000 for relief efforts to the Singapore Red Cross.
  • Neighbouring India sent disaster personnel swiftly, just four hours after the quake hit. It has dispatched 13 military aircraft loaded with tonnes of food, blankets and supplies.
  • China said on Wednesday that it was sending an additional US$6.5 million (S$8.6 million) of aid, after sending US$3.3 million worth on Monday. Xinhua news agency said 58 medical workers, 215 military personnel, and 62 rescuers are there.
  • The United States provided US$10 million in aid, as well as a 130-person disaster assistance response team, along with 45 tonnes of cargo, the White House said on Monday.
  • The European Union has released €3 million (S$4.4 million) in emergency aid.
  • The British government has given £5 million (S$10 million), with public donations reaching £14 million, according to The Telegraph newspaper.
  • It has sent over 60 rescue workers and medical experts, and will send another medical team of 30, said the BBC.
  • France sent 55 health and aid workers. It also sent 25 tonnes of supplies including medicine, food and shelter, and will send another 60 tonnes.
  • Japan gave one billion yen (S$11 million) and said on Wednesday that it would send a 70-strong emergency services team and a medical team.
  • South Korea will send a team of 40 rescue workers by today. It promised US$1 million in aid.
  • Canada said it would give US$4.1 million.
  • Pakistan dispatched two aircraft with equipment for a 30-bed hospital, and food.
  • Israel sent more than 250 doctors and rescue personnel on Tuesday, said the Times of Israel. They have set up a field hospital with 60 beds.

NEW YORK TIMES, REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE