Project information

Urgent Appeal - Nepal's Earthquake Victims

Since the day of the earthquake, our teams in Nepal have been working on the ground to support injured, disabled and older people. More than 17,800 people have been injured. We are providing vital post-surgical rehabilitation care and medical equipment such as wheelchairs and splints.

Our emergency response is with immediate effect

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  • Need

    Need

    More than 17,800 people have been injured in Nepal.
    In the week following the earthquake, 65% of the people needing our support had suffered fractures and 12% had sustained spinal injuries. It is paramount that the wounded are taken care of immediately to reduce the risk of long-term disabilities.
    The World Health Organisation has said that there are simply not enough people trained in post-trauma rehabilitation to meet the huge needs of injured people.

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    Solution

    We're working in 4 hospitals in Kathmandu, providing rehabilitation to injured people, distributing walking aids, wheelchairs and other equipment for people leaving hospitals. We’re distributing "essential needs" kits to families that lost all their belongings in the earthquake.
    Lastly, with World Food Programme, we're planning to set up a large logistics platform to the storage, transport and distribution of equipment or food for other organisations.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Urgent emergency response

    Activities

    » Providing emergency rehabilitation care and psychological support to injured people
    » Providing medical supplies and assistive devices like orthoses and wheelchairs to injured people
    » Distributing items such as tents, blankets and cooking equipment
    » Setting up focal points to provide information to disabled and vulnerable people and refer them to appropriate services

    We aim to provide the most vulnerable people with access to health services (rehabilitation sessions, assistive devices, basic needs items).


  • Impact

    Impact

    These actions will contribute to reducing the prevalence of disability as a result of the catastrophic earhquake. It will also help injured and disabled people coping with trauma.

    Risk

    Handicap International has a long history of responding to earthquakes. We have also worked in Nepal since 1999. While the current situation is volatile we will continue to monitor our response to ensure the victims of the earthquake receive the help they need.

    Reporting

    Our donors are a valued part of our organisation. We will first thank donors including any further information about our emergency work. We will then provide updates via supporter emails, our newsletter, as well as on our website and social media channels.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Emergency Response Support disabled, injured and vulnerable people
  • Background

    Location

    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Further locations will depend on our needs assessment.

    Beneficiaries

    Earthquake victims and injured people

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    From our long experience in dealing with earthquakes and natural disasters, we know how important it is to act quickly to prevent injuries becoming long-term disabilities. Working in Nepal since 2000, our team is already on the ground, ready to provide life saving ad practical help to disabled, injured and vulnerable people.

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    People

    Sarah Blin

    Director in Nepal

    Peter Skelton

    Rehabilitation Project Manager

Emergency wheelchairs delivered to a hospital

Emergency wheelchairs delivered to a hospital

Lots of people have been injured, whole villages destroyed, and there’s a serious shortage of vehicles to transport the injured to local hospitals.

Sarah Blin, Director of Handicap International Nepal