By Amina Nazarli
After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit one of the poorest nations on Earth, Nepal, on April 25 the country’s many survivors find themselves in desperate need of food and water.
The devastating earthquake and its aftershock on April 26 killed more than 5,000 people in the country’s Kathmandu Valley. More than eight million people have been affected by the quake, the UN said. About 10,000 people have been injured.
Now, aid has begun to reach those regions near the epicenter as many countries around the world have mobilized.
By Sara Rajabova
Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) as part of strategic cooperation with Islamic Development Bank has jointly carried out humanitarian actions in Benin and Chad. The new actions took place under the "Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness" campaign, AzerTag state news agency reported.
A total of 11,640 persons with problems in their eyesight have benefitted from free eye examinations out of which 506 persons in Benin and 835 persons in Chad have undergone surgeries and had their sights restored.
As a part of the "Struggle against avertable loss of sight" campaign, Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have sent a humanitarian aid to Ubaru, Libya .
The campaign is the continuation of a similar action implemented in Burkina-Faso and Chad on December 12, 2012. During the action 1,165 local residents passed free check-up, in addition, successful cataract surgery was carried for 200 patients with partial or complete loss of vision.