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Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal

Speaking on the earthquake in Nepal, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD stated:

"My thoughts are with all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal, and in particular with the loved ones of those who have lost their lives in this tragic event. The situation on the ground in Nepal is still unfolding and my Department is working through our Embassy in New Delhi to provide assistance to any Irish affected.

"We are consulting with the UN and NGO partners to see how Ireland can best assist in the region."

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has put in place an emergency response team in Dublin to handle calls from citizens or family members concerned for citizens whom they believe may be in the affected region.

The Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi which is accredited to Nepal is liaising with actors on the ground, including EU Member States and other international partners in Nepal. Anyone concerned about friends or family in the region can contact the Department on 014180200.


Press Office

25 April 2015