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Red Cross boss visits Nepal to help plan for earthquake recovery

9 June 2015

Long-term planning to help Nepal recover from the recent earthquakes will speed up this week, with a key Red Cross conference in the capital Kathmandu.

Mike Adamson, British Red Cross chief executive, is on the ground in Nepal ahead of the meeting.

He will visit affected areas and meet communities before taking part in Friday’s conference.

The event will see Red Cross leaders from around the world planning more long-term help for people affected by the earthquakes.

From relief to rebuilding

The Red Cross has already brought vital help to hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal.

For years, the Red Cross has trained local volunteers to prepare for earthquakes. These teams were in action soon after the disaster struck, putting this training into practice.

Since then survivors have been given essential supplies such as blankets, clothes and tarpaulins. Red Cross hospitals are treating the wounded.

During his visit, Mike will also see how Red Cross aid workers are providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to keep families safe from diseases such as cholera.

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