DynCorp International has pledged $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts in Nepal. The American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster specialists and providing emergency humanitarian assistance following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. The Nepal Red Cross is leading efforts as part of a larger Red Cross relief response.
American Red Cross disaster specialists will provide emergency relief services including cash transfer programing, information management, recovery planning and IT/telecoms. The American Red Cross is also providing remote mapping and information management support and is arranging supplies from its warehouses in Kuala Lumpar and Dubai, including non-food items such as tarps, buckets, kitchen sets and blankets to be sent to Nepal.
Logistical transport remains a challenge in the country and details of the total impact of the earthquake continue to evolve. More than six million people live within 60 miles of the epicenter, about 50 miles outside the capital, Katmandu. Immediate needs for those impacted include food, water, medical care and emergency shelter.
The Nepal Red Cross (NCRS) is providing first aid, search and rescue and blood to medical facilities in Katmandu and support to first responders. The NRCS has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and plays a leading role in the government’s contingency plan.
To help support these efforts by making a donation, visit the American Red Cross website.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.