Helping Nepal Heal

Relief and rebuilding efforts are underway after two major earthquakes in Nepal. Help International Medical Corps assist survivors with critical long-term recovery care. Give today.

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Just as the damage from the earthquakes will take time to be repaired, the survivors of Nepal will need time to heal. We have now transitioned into the recovery phase of our response, providing long term assistance that will help the people of Nepal return to self-reliance. We are rebuilding and rehabilitating medical facilities and training local health care workers so they can be better prepared when the next disaster strikes. Your support could not be more critical at this pivotal time. Families in need are depending on us, and we are depending on the support of people like you.

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Our team has been on the ground since April 25 when the first quake struck, assessing the damage, delivering critically needed medicines and supplies and mobilizing to provide emergency care to survivors. Most recently, International Medical Corps has transitioned to a new phase in its Nepal response, from acute emergency relief to addressing long term health needs. We are working to help revitalize health service delivery, improve damaged water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions, mental health and psychosocial support, rebuild food security, and supporting pregnant women and new mothers with reproductive health care services.

As monsoon season progresses, WASH interventions are critical to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases, particularly as rains take their toll on people staying in damaged shelter or outdoors. International Medical Corps has built 785 emergency latrines and 224 hand washing stations in camps for displaced persons. International Medical Corps has also provided cash to targeted households with older, vulnerable persons.

International Medical Corps is integrating mental health and psychosocial services into primary health care and community settings across Nepal. Our teams are training local staff in order to strengthen their ability to recognize mental health gaps and implement programs accordingly. In addition, we are working with partners to increase community awareness and eliminate the stigma around mental health issues.

For over 30 years, International Medical Corps has responded to every major natural disaster around the globe. We have extensive experience in the region and have been a First Responder to other earthquakes in Pakistan, Haiti and Japan. We know how to provide emergency medical care in those critical first hours and days after disaster hits. Your gift today will save lives immediately in Nepal.

Please give all you can to support our emergency response to the Nepal earthquake. Check our site frequently for more updates on our Nepal Earthquake Response.

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SLIDESHOW: THE CHILDREN OF NEPAL (click the arrow on the right to flip through photos)

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