On Saturday 25th Apri,l a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of the capital of Kathmandu - the worst earthquake in the region in more than 80 years.
Over 8,000 people have been killed and the number is expected to rise. Hospitals are overwhelmed and many have run out of resources, water is in scarce supply and electricity has been cut off in many areas.
Bad weather is hindering relief efforts and causing even more suffering to those sleeping outside. Aftershocks almost every hour for the first few days meant that many are sleeping outside.
Most of the health facilities (60 -90%) outside the Kathmandu district headquarters (DHQ) have been severely damaged and the hospitals in Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot are all partially damaged and coping with huge numbers of people.
Our partners in Medic Mobile are providing assistance to the Ministry of Health in Nepal with mobile collection of field Status Reports.
We've been working day and night alongside the Ministry of Health and NGO partners to help improve coordination in the health cluster. The dedication of local MoH staff has been inspiring. Many of them have lost their homes in the quake but are tirelessly working to get help to those who need it
The above images have been given with the kind permission of Dr Rebecca McAteer, UMN Tansen Hospital, Nepal
Reflections on the Nepal Earthquake and its impact
Chaired by Dr Jeevan Sharma and Professor Ian Harper
Wednesday 13 May 2015, 5.00pm
Wednesday 13 May 2015, 7.00pm
Screening Room G0.4, 50 George Square, EH8 9JY
Details of this devastating event are still emerging with more than 8,000 already declared dead with more than 20,000 injured and 8 million people estimated to be affected. A major humanitarianresponse is underway, involving local people, the Nepali State, and bilateral, multilateral and international humanitarian / relief organisations.
You are cordially invited to a series of brief presentations and discussion on the Nepal Earthquake and its impact, as we express solidarity with the effected population, and those working in Nepal in response to the crisis.
With the outpouring of support for Nepal, we will provide some seismological context, and historical, political and social background to the humanitarian response, and issues emergent since the 25th April.