International Medical Corps’ three month update on our response to the Nepal Earthquake
Created: Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:33
International Medical Corps shares an update on the Nepal Earthquake response, while expressing their deep appreciation of the Earth Council Geneva’s modest support.
To date, in just over three months, International Medical Corps’ work has benefitted more than 200,000 people in the hardest-hit communities, including:
- 157,552 people will have greater access to care through 13 health facilities that International Medical Corps is rebuilding, in partnership with the Nepal government
- 28,200 men, women and children benefitted from the distribution of cash grants, helping them access food and other urgently-needed supplies
- 21,155 people are benefitting from the distribution of 4,231 hygiene kits, helping families purify water, wash their hands and maintain good hygiene practices
- 19,625 people are benefitting from 785 newly-built emergency latrines across 5 districts, thwarting the spread of disease
- 8,806 people have access to ongoing care through mobile physical therapy units, helping them overcome quake-related and other injuries
- And much, much more.
Today, 2.8 million people in Nepal are still in need of assistance; many of them are also at risk from landslides and other effects of the current monsoon season. Much remains to be done and International Medical Corps will continue to bring services to those most in need, and work with local partners and the government of Nepal to build back stronger.