Samaritan's Purse sends winter relief for quake survivors in northern hilly districts

Kathmandu, January 19

A United States-based humanitarian organisation Samaritan's Purse has sent warm clothes and other materials for around 5,000 earthquake-affected families in northern hilly districts of Nepal.

The winter relief includes jackets, hats, gloves, socks, thermal underwear, blankets, hot water bottles, sleeping pads, solar lamps, bivouac sacks and stoves, read a post uploaded on the portal of the Embassy of Nepal in Washington DC, USA.

The support worth $ 1.5 million would be distributed to quake-survivors of Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts, according to an official of Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian organisation.

The source seeking anonymity said the support was extended upon the request of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Officials of US Embassy in Kathmandu were also present at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive relief supplies sent on a chartered flight this afternoon.

“The winter relief includes high-altitude humanitarian relief materials such as winter-wear, thermal jackets, sleeping bags, stoves etc,” the source said.

Nepali Ambassador to the US Arjun Kumar Karki and Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham, had attended a ceremony before relief supplies were airlifted to Nepal.