At 11:56 local time on April 25th, 2015, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal and caused great damage.
Its epicenter was about 80km northwest from the capital city, Kathmandu.
Immediately after hearing the news, AMDA headquarter started working on dispatching a team, consisting of a coordinator and a nurse.
Today on 26th, the team departed for Kuala Lumpur from Japan.
They will stand by in Kuala Lumpur to catch the next available flight to Kathmandu the next day.
According to AMDA Nepal, many people are living outside of their houses due to their fear of continuous aftershocks scaling more than 4.0 on Magnitude. Some roads to the center of Kathmandu have been cut off and thus access to some places has become very difficult.
Therefore, AMDA Nepal started to mobilize their members to conduct mobile health clinic in the areas where they reside.
No electricity, water, Internet access or landline is available.
Only available communication tool is mobile phones, which also at times proved to be difficult to connect.
After the arrival in Kathmandu and a consultation with AMDA Nepal, the dispatched AMDA team will determine on the relief activity the team can provide for the affected people.