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11 May 2015

WFP Aerial Assessments After New Earthquake Hits Nepal (For the Media)

Within hours of the quake, the United Nations World Food Programme carried out an aerial assessment mission, with the Emergency Coordinator, Richard Ragan, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground. WFP, as lead UN logistics agency, has been working to provide road and air transportation for other urgently-needed items as well as food, with a relief hub at Kathmandu airport and two forward hubs in Gorkha and Sindhupalchok districts (west and east of Kathmandu respectively). We expect that with the new earthquake, there will be renewed demand for support to search and rescue missions, which will need to be prioritised before the delivery of relief items. Text transcript of this video


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