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The Red Cross in Nepal

As the death toll from the last week's tragedy approaches 10,000, humanitarian support from various countries, organizations, and volunteers are responding the Nepal's need for help.  The Red Cross has divisions located in most countries of the world. The are working together to respond to this crisis.
     Noriko Takasaki reporting on the Japanese Red Cross Society(JRCS) writes that they arrived in the Melamchi village. The village is positioned about 25km NE of Kathmandu and is a severest stricken area. The JRCS is supporting the Primary Health Center, where doctors and medical personnel have been inundated with patients wounded during the earthquake.
     The examiner reports that the American Red Cross is working hand in hand with the Nepal Red Cross to raise funds to continue their relief efforts.  The author further notes that while this earthquake occurred in Nepal and the surrounding countries of Tibet/China, and India, no one is immune to an unexpected natural earthquake. 
    The British Red Cross is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis. They are responding to this crisis that has destroyed buildings, shattered communities and displaced scores of people. 

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