SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Sunday that it had despatched a Crisis Response Team (CRT) to Kathmandu, Nepal, to provide consular assistance to Singaporeans.
The team took the first available flight out this morning and has since arrived in Nepal, said MFA, and is based at the Kathmandu International Airport to assist Singaporeans who wish to leave Nepal.
MFA is also coordinating with the Ministry of Defence to arrange for Singaporeans to depart via the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces aircraft, which is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on Monday.
The aircraft, which left on Sunday evening, is carrying the Home Team and Singapore Armed Forces contingents supporting search and rescue, and other disaster relief efforts in Nepal.
MFA said it has contacted majority of the registered Singaporeans in Nepal. So far, no Singaporeans were injured.
However, some Singaporeans remain uncontactable, probably due to the disruption of local communication network, said MFA.
The ministry added that it is doing its best to contact them.
Singapore does not have an embassy in Kathmandu. Singaporeans in Nepal may wish to contact the MFA duty officer at 24-hour hotline: 6379 8800 / 8855 or email email@example.com if they require any assistance and advice.