Press Release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
The Government of Nepal is seriously engaged in the rescue operations and relief works in all the areas affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. We are grateful for the valuable support and assistance being extended by the friendly countries in immediate response to our request for humanitarian assistance at this hour of great tragedy.
With a view to ensuring effective coordination as well as smooth handling at the airport, the Government also requests all the foreign governments and international organizations to send prior information about the details of the relief materials, medical teams as well as the details of their flight to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry also requests for the scheduling of the flights arriving in Kathmandu with relief materials and medical teams to return at the earliest to help avoid traffic congestion at the airport.
The relief materials highly required at the moment are tents, mattresses, blankets, water purifiers, sanitation kits, utensils as well as other materials useful for outdoor stay. Similarly, the country is also in need of fully equipped, self-mobilizing and smart medical teams of orthopedic surgeons, anesthetists, neurologists, paramedics, general surgeons, etc.
At this hour of need for immediate relief works, any indication that the Government is declining humanitarian assistance from any friendly countries is not true and, therefore, misleading. The Government expects continued humanitarian assistance from all the friendly countries.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
28 April 2015