Integral Members began their response to the Nepal earthquake within hours of the first massive 7.8 magnitude quake which devastated Nepal on Saturday 25th April 2015.
An Integral Alert was raised yesterday and 38 people from across the alliance attended the first conference call today to coordinate with one another.
The latest reports from the Government of Nepal state more than 2,200. known fatalities and more than 5,800 injured across the region with relief efforts hampered over the last 24 hours by multiple violent aftershocks. Assessments are still underway with rural areas hard to access, but it is thought at least 35 of Nepal’s 75 districts have been affected by the earthquake, as well as several districts in Northern India.
Fourteen Integral Members are responding to this disaster, either by raising funds, supporting the work of their long term local partners on the ground in Nepal and India, or deploying their own teams to the region to carry out assessments, and start to implement rapid relief activities. Medair are deploying a team of 5 emergency response specialists today, including shelter, health and logistics advisors. Medical Teams International have already deployed 2 members of staff with a small team of doctors and nurses likely to follow in the next few days. Tear Australia has two staff members already seconded to their partner in the region, United Mission to Nepal, and will be working alongside them and their eight other Local Partners.
Hospitals have been overwhelmed by the injured and Integral Members – International Health Partners, MAP International and Medair – are sending Emergency Health Kits to the region, each providing essential treatment for 10,000 people for 3 months.
Fiona Boshoff, Director of Integral said ‘It has been amazing to see our Members pulling together right from the beginning of this terrible crisis. Through sharing funds, working alongside local partners together and bringing their collective expertise across a whole range of sectors, Integral Members are committed to bringing relief to those most affected.’
Integral will continue to facilitate teleconferences and the sharing of information and resources for all of its Members with work and partners in the region.
NEOC – http://neoc.gov.np/en/
Cedar Fund, Food for the Hungry, International Health Partners, MAP International, Medair, Medical Teams International, Mission East, TEAR Australia, Tear NL, TEAR Fund New Zealand, Tearfund UK, Transform Aid, World Concern and World Renew have all opted into an Integral Response to the Nepal earthquake.