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Updated Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday

Consular, Minister Charles Flanagan, Travel, Press Releases, Asia and Oceania, 2015

 

Minister Flanagan said:

“Following the earthquake in Nepal we are working closely with the UN and NGO partners on how Ireland can best assist in the coming days.

“An emergency Consular Response Team was established yesterday (Saturday) in my Department and will remain in place for as long as necessary to assist citizens who may be affected and their families. The Department is aware of some 50 citizens in the affected region. Contact has already been established with many of them. Communications lines have been affected so this is an ongoing process that may take some time. We will continue to provide consular advice and assistance over the coming days as the situation evolves.”

Our Consular Response Team in Dublin is liaising closely with our team at the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi which is accredited to Nepal. Embassy officials are continuing to work actively with EU and other international partners in the region, with a view to providing practical assistance for our citizens.

Anyone who is concerned about Irish family or friends in the region can contact the Department on 01 418 0200.

 

ENDS

Press Office

26 April 2015