The staff of the DCWC were the first on the ground in our remote district to distribute tents, blankets, food and medicine to villagers traumatized by the 7.8M earthquake and its aftershocks. While tending to the many victims, our small Rajbash hospital also became the command center from which our staff and many volunteers hiked into other isolated villages to assess extent of devastation, and needs of survivors. We are serving a population of 125000 in three remote districts, and we need help.
On April 25th 2015 a 7.8M earthquake and many aftershocks shook and devastated vast areas of Nepal. More than 7000 people are dead and many buried under rubble. Many remote villages are yet to be reached, people accounted for and survivors to be helped. Getting supplies, Medicines, and medical help to these villages is vital. We have medical staff and volunteers in place, however our financial resources are stretched to their limit and we need help urgently.
Earthquake damage and landslides have cut off access to many villages. The DCWC staff, nurses and many volunteers are hiking into these remote areas, taking stock of damage and needs of survivors. As first responders they bring basic medicines, food, and what else they can carry on their backs. Until the government is ready to bring aid to these remote populations, their survival is dependent on grassroot efforts like the DCWC's.
This is a disaster recovery project. The long term is unknown at this point. The areas we serve are remote. Government assistance is unlikely to come any time soon. Our immediate intervention is essential in preventing further deaths and in helping survivors regain a minimum of security while more permanent solutions can be worked out.