The World in Nepal
Within four hours of the earthquake on April 25, New Delhi dispatched the Indian Air Force’s first C-130J super Hercules aircraft with members of the National Disaster Response Force. 285 members of NDRF have alrady landed in Nepal along with three army field hospitals and civilian doctors.
13 military aircraft and 3 civilian aircraft from Air India and Jet Airways have also been pressed into service to help the rescue operations, according to India’s foreign ministry.
6 Mi-17 helicopters and two Advanced Light Helicopters have been deployed, and two other Mi-17s are on standby. T
The Indian government has also sent ten tonnes of blankets, 50 tonnes of water, 22 tonnes of food and two tonnes of medicines to Kathmandu.
Besides announcing aid of 20 million yuan ($3.3 million), China sent 62-member search-and-rescue team, emergency shelters, clothing, blankets, and power generators to Nepal
The counrty has sent four Air Force aircraft for rescue and relief assistance, including a 30-bed mobile hospital, 2,000 meals, bottled water, medicines, 200 tents, and 600 blankets.
It has also dispatched Urban search & rescue team of Pakistan Army, equipped with ground-penetrating radars, concrete cutters, sniffing dogs.
Israel sent a 260-member team to Nepal on two hired Boeing 747 jumbo jets with a medical staff of 122 doctors, nurses and paramedics, along with 95 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies.
Bhutan sent 37-member medical team assisted by 15 Desuups to Kathmandu to offer medical assistance for the earthquake relief operations,
The Japanese government sent a 70-member disaster relief team on Sunday to conduct rescue operations. It has also dispatched relief supplies including tents and blankets worth 25 million yen ($210,000), through the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The counrty has sent a 75-member search and rescue team to Nepal in two C-130 aircraft.The Singapore government has also offered $100,000 to the Singapore Red Cross, which is raising money for relief operations in Nepal.
Thirty members of the Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team, together with the necessary equipment flew to Nepal on Monday. Subsequently, another 20 doctors will join the team on a Royal Malaysian Air Force C130 aircraft. The aircraft will remain on standby to evacuate Malaysians from Nepal.
Colombo has so far sent 44 army personnel and four medical consultants to Nepal to assist in the rescue and relief operations. The Sri Lankan government also plans to send another team with 156 rescuers, including 14 sailors, 11 airmen and four civil medical consultants, which will be followed by a civilian aircraft carrying food supplies.
The United Kingdom has sent an eight-member disaster response team, including experts in search and rescue. The government has also announced that it has released £3 million for immediate humanitarian assistance, with another £2m going to the Red Cross.
A number of UK-based charity organisations are sending their own disaster management teams into the country, including Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children, the British Red Cross and Plan International UK.
The United Arab Emirates has dispatched 88 member search and rescue team to Nepal.
Simultaneously, another Emirati team will fly to India to purchase food and medical supplies and then airlift them to Nepal.
US has offered $1 million immediate relief to Nepal. It is also preparing USAID to deploy Disaster response team in Kathmandu.
Canada has offered $5 million humanitarian assistance
It has offered aid worth AU$5 million (US $3.9 million) to Nepal. This will include AU$2.5 million to assist Australian non-government organisations, $2 million to support United Nations partners and AU$500,000 to support the Australian Red Cross. The country has also sent two humanitarian experts and a crisis response team to Nepal.
The country has promised $3.8 million in humanitarian assistance to Nepal.
The European Union
The European Commission has offered €3 million as immediate response aid to Nepal. It has also deployed humanitarian aid and civil protection experts to the crisis area.
Countries such as Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden have offered their search and rescue teams to Nepal. The teams will also work on water purification systems and technical assistance. Italy, meanwhile, has announced that it has kept $326,000 available for emergency aid to Nepal. This will be channelled through the International Federation of the Red Cross.?