Sweden mobilizes aid for Nepal
People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by an earthquake on Saturday.
The Swedish government and aid groups have pledge help to Nepal one day after a powerful earthquake struck the country, which leveled buildings and killed more than 1,000 people.
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is sending 60 search and rescue personnel and dogs on Monday to Nepal with enough supplies for an operation to last for more than two weeks, news agency TT reports. The Swedish International Development Agency is also funneling SEK 13 million to the group to help with its relief efforts.
The government has also pledge to help through the United Nations and expressed its sympathy with the Nepali people.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
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