When the Rains Come, What Happens Then?

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. What is going to happen when the monsoons hit Nepal? Once the rains come, they are really torrential. The tarp shelters will be inadequate, but we hope the tents will keep the water out – for those who have them. Currently, there are not enough tents or tarps, and, moreover, it … Continue Reading ››

The Consequences of Survival

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. On Day 5 after the earthquake, patients were still sleeping in the waiting room of the hospital –afraid to sleep in the wards, in case they couldn’t escape in time if there was another earthquake. As the aftershocks continue, the impact of the earthquake is not just the people killed or … Continue Reading ››

The Critical Need for Safe Shelter and Temporary Health Care Facilities

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. The word for the day is “tents”: small tents, big tents, really big tents, medical tents, home tents and tarps (for a little variety). The monsoons are coming, and everyone is trying to get tents to protect people, clinic spaces and medical supplies. Tents are coming from the U.S. and India. … Continue Reading ››

Day 9 in Nepal: Medical Needs We Are Seeing Now

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. As AmeriCares teams travel to earthquake-affected communities in Nepal, the general mood among survivors is one of uncertainty. The occasional aftershocks are not very strong, but with the weakened condition of structures, any disturbance could be dangerous. Perhaps more significantly, aftershocks are re-traumatizing survivors who are still dealing with the anxiety … Continue Reading ››

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