After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Nepal’s worst in 80 years, and a severe aftershock measuring 6.6 one day later, relief efforts are intensifying. Doctors in the area are overwhelmed, search and rescue efforts are swamped and the people of Nepal need our help more than ever before.
There are no words that can put into context the devastation as the people of Nepal attempt to recover from a tragedy that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend. All we can do at this point is try to provide survivors with aid, and hope that our best efforts can provide some comfort for our friends in the region.
Our Surgical Outreach Team is safe following the devastating quake, and our Program is now focusing its efforts on giving medical aid. According to Dr. Rai, our director at the site, they are inundated with patients and have been working round the clock to provide trauma care to the injured. They have already seen hundreds of patients and anticipate many more in the days and weeks to come.
If you, your family, or your friends are able to donate and help save lives, please visit our Support page and know that your donations will help us provide essential relief and medical aid. Please help us provide some hope in a time when hope is difficult to find, and thank you for caring about the people we reach in Nepal, and people in other countries around the world.