The White Feather Foundation donated $106,247 to the Nepal Earthquake Relief with our charity partner Music for Relief.
The donation has been used for the following:
- The operation of 1 Mobile Medical Unit for 3 months, serving on average 200 patients per day / approximately 18,000 total beneficiaries.
- Additional medicines and medical supplies for approximately 1,000 beneficiaries.
- Clean drinking water for 15,000 beneficiaries.
- Temporary shelter for more than 30 families.
- More than 700 hygiene kits to help prevent disease.
Nepal Earthquake Relief.
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 we will continue to bring services to those most in need, and work with local partners and the government of Nepal to build back stronger.
International Medical Corps
Operation of Mobile Medical Units for 3 months, serving on average 200 patients per medical unit per day. With approx. 18,000 total beneficiaries.
Clean Water & Hygiene
Together with Oxfam funds have helped provide Clean drinking water for 15,000 beneficiaries, Shelters/tents for more than 500 families, over 700 hygiene kits and more than 460 toilet and washing facilities for families to help prevent diseases.
Renting a helicopter…
One of the elements that made the initial work of International Medical Corps. so successful was the rental of a helicopter. It enabled them to reach some of the hardest hit mountain villages that were not accessible by roads. It enabled them to medivac people out of harms way and to the hospital when they were in critical condition. They continue to use helicopters to reach some isolated mountain villages to provide primary care.
On April 25 at 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. Some 8 million people were affected, including 2.8 million who are now displaced from their homes. There is widespread damage and destruction of buildings, health facilities, roads and other public infrastructure.
On May 12, a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck, with its epicenter near Namche, at the base of Mt. Everest, exacerbating an already difficult situation. The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks including a 6.3 magnitude quake.
With the onset of the monsoon season, it is critical that families are provided with shelter, adequate water and sanitation, and that they continue to receive urgently needed medical care, to prevent the spread of illness and keep communities healthy.