Having left Okayama on Sunday 26th, AMDA's first medical team left Kuala Lumpur on Monday 27th morning and arrived safely at Tribhuvan International Airport inNepal, at 12:45pm. According to our team, the flight was full of rescue teams and media crews from different countries. Due to the increase in the number of aid-flights and the limited capacity of the Airport facilities, the airplanes had to circle and wait for a long time above Tribhuvan Airport and many flights could not even land and had to head back. According to our team the airport building was a chock-a-block with people everywhere they turn.
According to the team, during their travel from the airport, they noticed some damaged buildings and some villages that are completely destroyed. Most of the shops in the city were closed and some people set up road-side stalls and were selling fruits and snacks. Cars are running, and the streets are crowded with people more than usual. There were temporary shelters made of blue plastic sheets and tents. The team will decide how to support the sufferers by discussing with the staff of AMDA Nepal.
As of 27th April, it is reported that the death toll has risen over 3,000 and according to AMDA Nepal, the number of aftershock that can be felt is decreasing. On 27th, only one aftershock was felt. Nepalese government has announced that the worst-hit districts are Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kabhre, Patan, Dhading, Gorkhu and Singhupalchok.
???AMDA’s activities in Nepal (Joint activities with AMDA Nepal)
1991 Travelling clinic project in Bishnu village, in the suburb of Kathmandu
1992 Emergency medical relief project for Buhtanese refugees
1993 Emergency medical relief project in the flooded area in Eastern Nepal
1994 Ophthalmic care and health care for mothers and children projects in Tankot village
1998 Opening of Siddhartha Mother & Children Hospital in Boudoir
2009 Relief Mission for Colera Outbreak in Jarjarkot Area.