Germany has extended substantial support to earthquake-ravaged Nepal on Wednesday.
According to the German Embassy in Nepal, the Federal Foreign Office provided 2.5 million euros in humanitarian emergency aid immediately after the earthquake as part of Germany’s support.
“One million euro of this amount was extended to the World Food Programme (WFP) for logistics and for setting up emergency telecommunication. Half a million euro was given to OCHA to support their coordination work on the ground. One million euro was used to fund German aid organizations,” read a statement issued by German Embassy in Kathmandu.
The German Embassy stated that a German Red Cross and Federal Agency for Technical Relief flight funded by this aid took off for Nepal and transported tents, blankets and hygiene kits and an urgently needed water purification units to the disaster zone on April 27. Two water purification units have already been set to work and are providing 10.000 liters of clean water to the inhabitants of Kathmandu every hour.
“In addition, immediate support in affected areas is provided through our bilateral health programme (GIZ). GIZ is also actively supporting the Ministry of Health and Population in its coordination efforts,” the embassy said.
Germany has also planned to further extend its cooperation in the health sector and will provide support to the rehabilitation of health facilities (most likely in affected districts Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa), the embassy said.
“We are also assessing potential support to the rehabilitation of Bhaktapur. Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will make every effort to support the rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts of the Government of Nepal,” the embassy added.