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£100,000 to support the International response in Nepal

Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Isle of Man International Development Committee pledges to support the UK Disaster Emergency Committee’s Appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April. 

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has affected over 5.3 million people and latest figures show that approximately 4,000 people have died, with many more injured.  

The scale of the devastation has resulted in the UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) launching an official appeal to support the Nepal earthquake recovery.  

The Isle of Man International Development Committee (IDC) has allocated £100,000 to support the DEC appeal. 

The earthquake has left survivors in desperate need of medical help, food, water and shelter. Aftershocks have been felt in remote villages, many of which are cut-off by landslides. Communication and transportation of supplies is challenging and the damage remains difficult to ascertain. 

Member of Treasury, Phil Braidwood said:

'My sympathies are with those in great need in Nepal. The Isle of Man International Development Committee has a close relationship with Nepal through funding to the Pahar Trust and other charities.  The Committee are pleased to be able to offer the Isle of Man’s continued support to Nepal, through the DEC which will provide the most effective response to this tragic natural disaster.' 

Chief executive of the UK Disaster Emergency Committee, Saleh Saeed OBE said:

'We are grateful for the generous support of the Isle of Man International Development Committee; this donation will go a long way to bringing relief and comfort to people whose lives have been devastated by the earthquake' 

More information about the DEC’s response in Nepal can be found on their website

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