By SAT News Desk
Melbourne, 28 April: Victoria has announced $ 500,000 for earthquake hit relief and recovery efforts. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the donation which will go to the Nepal Region Earthquake Appeal established by the Australian Red Cross.
Premier Daniel Andrews said, “Victorians always stand by those who are in need and this donation will provide for urgent relief for the people of Nepal. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims, including that of Victoria’s own Ms Renu Fotedar.”
“In addition to today’s donation, Victoria stands ready to provide assistance as part of any Australian Government personnel support to the people of Nepal,” he said.
Reports indicate the earthquake has killed more than 4,000 people with this figure likely to rise. Around 8 million people are affected by the disaster, with thousands injured.
The Premier said the assistance is being provided in recognition of the severe destruction caused by the earthquake and the urgent need for additional recovery resources.
For more information The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre can be contacted on 02 6261 3305 or, within Australia, on 1300 555 135.
- SAT News Service