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IRCS Steps up relief as scale of needs starts to get clearer
01.05.2015 - New Delhi, India

As the Nepal Army Chief fears that the toll from the Earthquake devastation could reach up to 15,000, and millions affected, the Indian Red Cross Society is upscaling its support to the Nepal Red Cross. Dr Agarwal, the Secretary General, Indian Red Cross Society held talks with the movement partners and apprised them that it has been decided to send another large water purification machine (capacity 300 lt/hr) and two manual small (backpacks) water purification machines to Nepal.

The Secretary General said that he had a word with Mr Simon Missiri, head of delegation-IFRC, SARD and assured him all help to Federation in relief assistance to Nepal.

Meanwhile, the IRCS is also planning to send in 1500 Family packs to the Bihar state Red Cross to supplement their efforts for help to the Earthquake victims. Many other state Red Cross Societies are also sending relief to the people in distress. The IRCS is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Nepal Red Cross to send in more relief supplies as and when required. Meanwhile a tracing mechanism has been set up by the ICRC for people to get an update about their loved ones. This site is available in both English and Nepalese. http://familylinks.icrc.org/nepal-earthquake/

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