Nepal Earthquake - Six Months Later

Take a look back at the resilient people of Nepal on their journey to recovery

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  1. The earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 around noon. This is the first post regarding the earthquake from preeminent First Responder International Medical Corps.

  2. Our First Responder Sean Casey was coincidentally on the ground in Nepal during the earthquake. He was there for vacation but immediately went in to emergency response mode and he led International Medical Corps' response for the next month! What a hero!
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  4. Our community of supporters did an amazing thing. They immediately began responding with us, mobilizing donations to support survivors. Then, Facebook joined in by featuring a Donate button at the top of their news feed for users to donate to International Medical Corps’ response in Nepal – more than 770,000 Facebook users joined us! In the end, the Facebook community, our partners and thousands of individuals contributed over $21 million, leveraging the immense reach of social media and the internet to power our response. Wow!
  5. This image from Instagram shows our volunteer doctor conducting a medical consultation in one of our first mobile medical units in Nepal.
  6. With your generous contributions @internationalmedicalcorps will extend our Mobile Medical Units operational capacity. Our MMU teams have been treating patients in #Kathmandu and two other districts, and we plan to deploy more teams of doctors, nurses and pharmacists as soon as possible to the hardest hit regions. Thank you for your support! #Nepal #NepalRelief #NepalEarthquake #SupportNepal
    With your generous contributions @internationalmedicalcorps will extend our Mobile Medical Units operational capacity. Our MMU teams have been treating patients in #Kathmandu and two other districts, and we plan to deploy more teams of doctors, nurses and pharmacists as soon as possible to the hardest hit regions. Thank you for your support! #Nepal #NepalRelief #NepalEarthquake #SupportNepal
  7. Because so many of the areas that needed medical support were remote, mountainous and cut off from the rest of the country, International Medical Corps had to fly helicopters to these locations. The following short video is an incredible story of a heroic volunteer doctor and his courageous efforts to evacuate a critically injured man.
  8. On May 4th, International Medical Corps' ERT traveled by helicopter to Laprak located at nearly 10,000 feet altitude and 9 hours away from the last point of road access. The team treated 100 patients and evacuated 2 patients with spinal cord injuries for advanced treatment. Click on the link in our bio to read the inspiring story. #FirstResponders #Nepal #Nepalearthquake #Supportnepal
  9. One month after the first Earthquake:
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  11. Did you know in a humanitarian emergency, about 4% of the population are pregnant? In this post below, an International Medical Corps First Responders gives a pregnant woman a portable sonogram exam in the field. Look at that smile on her face when she sees the image of her baby for the first time!
  12. Water, sanitation and hygiene interventions are critical following a natural disaster. International Medical Corps is improving conditions in earthquake-damaged areas including building latrines, distributing urgently needed supplies and conducting large-scale hygiene education programs to thwart the spread of deadly disease.
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  14. There were a handful of humanitarian mission helicopter crashes during the initial response. Luckily, the one that involved our First Responders wasn't critical.
  15. Three months later...
  16. It's been one month since the first devastating earthquake in #Nepal. #InternationalMedicalCorps has been there since day one, delivering lifesaving care to survivors in the most remote areas. #FirstResponders #SupportNepal #NepalEarthquake
    It's been one month since the first devastating earthquake in #Nepal. #InternationalMedicalCorps has been there since day one, delivering lifesaving care to survivors in the most remote areas. #FirstResponders #SupportNepal #NepalEarthquake
  17. Slowly, International Medical Corps began to transition its response from relief to longer-term recovery. We started to send out mobile physiotherapy units to help those injured in the earthquake living in remote villages. Read this story about one boy who broke his femur and suffered from a chronic illness and how our team helped him recover.
  18. Emergency Nurse Kelly Suter responded for several months in Nepal - flying in helicopters to the remote villages that needed medical care. She is a true hero and First Responder!
  19. True to our mission as a #FirstResponder, our teams on the ground are deploying Mobile Medical Units in #Nepal to the most remote, mountainous villages cut off from the world by landslides. #NepalRelief #NepalEarthquake #SupportNepal
    True to our mission as a #FirstResponder, our teams on the ground are deploying Mobile Medical Units in #Nepal to the most remote, mountainous villages cut off from the world by landslides. #NepalRelief #NepalEarthquake #SupportNepal
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