Bulgaria to donate humanitarian aid to Nepal earthquake victims

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry will allocate humanitarian aid amounting to $40 000 to earthquake victims in Nepal children and their families, the ministry said on May 7.

The ministry said that the decision signalled that Bulgaria was expressing its solidarity and commitment to international efforts to overcome the consequences of one of the most devastating natural disasters of our time and to aid the restoration of Nepal.

“This is only part of the efforts of Bulgaria and Bulgarian general public to support the affected population through voluntary donations to international humanitarian organisations,” the ministry said.

The assistance will be provided through UNICEF, which has a key role in the co-ordination of humanitarian activities of the United Nations on the ground, the Foreign Ministry statement said. The amount will be provided from the Foreign Ministry 2015 budget for development assistance and humanitarian aid.

By May 7, close to 57 000 leva had gathered by a Bulgarian Red Cross-Bulgarian National Television public fundraising campaign to assist victims of the Nepal April 25 earthquake.

More than 7700 died in the earthquake and more than 14 500 people were injured.

For details on how to donate to the Bulgarian Red Cross fundraising campaign for Nepal, please click here.



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