Nepal earthquake: UK aid response

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On 25 April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. The government of Nepal has requested international assistance and the UK government is responding. Thousands are in need of shelter, water and food. We are working to ensure survivors get the help they need.

Summary of UK humanitarian response

The UK has released a £22.8 million package of emergency aid. This includes:

  • more than 60 search and rescue responders and medical experts to support the relief effort in Nepal
  • a 30-strong medical team carrying 8 tonnes of equipment including medical supplies and bandages, a generator and tents
  • an 8-strong team of British disaster and rescue experts to help assess and coordinate the international effort
  • £3 million released under the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) so partners can address immediate needs on the ground and £2 million for the British Red Cross
  • an RAF C-17 aircraft carrying…

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