REACH emergency deployment to Nepal

April 27, 2015

The massive earthquake that has struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April 2015 has resulted in thousands of people affected and over 3,000 deaths. Humanitarian needs are increasing by the hour, with an immediate reported need for shelter solutions and medicines.

To support the humanitarian response, an emergency REACH team (with staff coming from Geneva, South Sudan and Jordan) has been deployed to the country on Monday 27th of April, with additional emergency response capacity foreseen for the coming days.

REACH will focus on assessing the priority needs of the affected people, such as shelter, food, health, water and sanitation. Throughout the deployment, and within the cluster framework, REACH will contribute to the coordination of information and to the planning of the humanitarian response among local and international aid actors.