What the Red Cross is Doing to Help Nepal-Update

The American Red Cross is committing an additional $4,000,000 to the response, bringing the total contribution to $5,000,000. The American Red Cross is also providing relief supplies to support the response and is working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross to coordinate additional support. Nine American Red Cross disaster specialists are in Nepal to support emergency relief, cash transfer programming, information management, recovery planning and IT/telecoms. An additional specialist, focused on social media coordination, has been deployed to Geneva to help with global Red Cross efforts online, bringing the total number of currently deployed specialists assisting the Nepal earthquake effort to ten. The American Red Cross is also providing remote mapping and information management support, with nearly 4,500 volunteers contributing to mapping Nepal.

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