Project: Contributions to the Special Account for support to countries in post-conflict and post-disaster situations: crisis response in Nepal Beneficiary: UNESCO Amount: 25.000 USD Duration: 2015 With this contribution Flanders supports UNESCO's emergency actions in the aftermath of the major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May 2015 in Nepal. These earthquakes caused great damage in the Kathmandu Valley, a World Heritage site known for its unique temples, stupas and historic houses.
Project: emergency aid for Nepal Beneficiary: Rode Kruis Vlaanderen (Red Cross Flanders) Amount: 100.000 euro Duration: April 2015 On the 25th of April a severe earthquake hit Nepal. More than 2000 people were killed and thousands are injured. Minister-president Geert Bourgeois allocates 100.000€ emergency aid for the victims of the disaster. The emergency aid goes to the Red Cross. Active in the region for more than 35 years, the Red Cross was able to start up the humanitarian aid quickly, due to their focus on ‘disaster preparedness’.