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Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 15

Publication date:2015-05-16
 
Despite of the large scale aftershock on May 12th, AMDA-GPSP (Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace) Multinational Medical team has been continuously conducting medical missions for the affected people.

Because of the fear for more aftershocks, many in-patients stayed outside open area of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where many of AMDA Nepal doctors are affiliated with. On May 12th, right after the aftershock, more than 100 patients were treated at the hospital. Patients were carried outside with their beds by their relatives and chose to stay outside overnight in fear of more aftershock. In addition to the patients with external injuries, increased number of patients who are seeking psychological treatment for their stress and panic syndrome are coming to the hospital. This aftershock, which happened two weeks after the major earthquake, hit Nepal when people started to get back to their regular routine and affected the people tremendously.



The epicenter of the aftershock was Sindhupalchowk district where AMDA teams led by AMDA Nepal have been offering medical services to the local affected people. Debris with landslides surged into the building next to the AMDA mobile medical camp. Everybody from AMDA medical team are confirmed to be safe.

According to WHO and UNHCR as of May 15th, 8,316 casualties and 16,808 injured are reported. After aftershocks hit Nepal on 12th, the numbers continue to increase. Additionally, over 4 million people are affected and 2.8 million people are living in the temporal camps since they lost their houses. 
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Nepal
    •  2015
    •  ER & Reconstruction

 
 
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