Mr Carey takes up the role at a time when the Irish Red Cross is involved in running programmes abroad in #Niger, Philippines, the Palestinian Territories and India and has funding appeals for #nepalquake #Syria and the #ebola outbreak in West Africa.
He will oversee the ongoing implementation of the society’s five-year strategy.
Nepal donations were primarily used to provide basic supplies such as food, water purifier tabs, tarpaulins and medicine at the outset.
But the needs of survivors have begun to change. They still need the basics for physical survival but the Nepal earthquake took a psychological toll.
When people become parted from their loved ones or see their households and incomes wrecked, they need counselling so they can focus on helping themselves.
When you donate to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal your pay for experts in psychosocial support and tracing to travel and help people cope with their loss and locate the missing.
So when the Red Cross Movement launched our Nepal Earthquake Appeal, we asked for cash donations rather than supplies.
The cost of transporting people with professional expertise into Nepal and out to affected areas is monetary. Flights, gasoline, vehicles are paid for locally which means your Nepal donations also give much-needed support to the local economy.
This also applies to replacing the basic stocks that were distributed when the Nepal earthquake first struck.
Read more here: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/nepal/how-the-mountains-hid-the-disaster--reaching-the-remote-communities-after-the-earthquake-in-nepal-68649/ #nepalquake #redcross
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