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UNICEF, E.U. Begin Humanitarian Aid Airlifts To Nepal; Concerns Rise Over Potential Disease Outbreaks Following Earthquake

Deutsche Welle: Nepal slipping into ‘increasingly dire’ health situation
“…In a DW interview, Sophie Cairns, senior life sciences analyst at global analytics firm IHS, explains that even prior to the earthquake, Nepal was home to inadequate health facilities and access to treatment. The situation is now even more desperate as around 90 percent of health care facilities outside the main cities are reportedly not functioning, thus putting many in the quake-struck areas at serious risk of contracting infectious diseases…” (Mazumdaru, 5/5).

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF and E.U. begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to quake-hit Nepal
“Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (E.U.) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the disaster…” (5/5).

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