The Leprosy Mission reaches out to more than 18,000 victims of the Nepal earthquake since 25 April 2015
The generosity of our supporters has meant that more than 18,000 people in 4,000 households in the Kathmandu area of Nepal have been helped since the earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, on 25 April.
While The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, is no longer fit for purpose following the earthquake, staff have treated 407 victims of the earthquake outside in its grounds. This includes undertaking surgeries to major fractures and providing devices to aid mobility. Other notable achievements of The Leprosy Mission’s relief efforts include:
1,555 earthquake victims treated at 15 emergency medical camps set up in eight districts (Lalipur, Kavre, Makwanpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dolaka, Rasuwa, Nuwakok and Ramechhap)
1,416 households in Makwanpur, Lalipur and Sinhupalchowk received emergency food and supplies
2,035 tarpaulins distributed in Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Kavre, Lalipur, Bhaktapur, Dlakha, Rawuwa and Sindhupalchowk
639 households in Ramechhap, Dolakha and Rasuwa received roof sheeting or cash support
The country leader of TLM Nepal, Shovakhar Kandel, who was visiting the UK at the time of the earthquake, thanked everyone who has generously donated to The Leprosy Mission’s earthquake response.
He said: “Our staff continue to put in an amazing effort, despite many having suffered damage to their own homes. And of course we are extremely thankful to the tens of thousands of Leprosy Mission supporters around the world who have donated to The Leprosy Mission’s emergency and recovery work. This global generosity is deeply appreciated by all those in need and is another fine example of the concern and love for Nepal at this difficult time.”