Medic assists Nepal earthquake victims with Relief.Life’s support
On 25 April 2015, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal leaving more than 8,000 people dead and another 23,000 injured.
Relief.Life responded to the disaster via two partners – Gee Swart and Medair (an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which provides humanitarian aid to those living in areas of conflict in the most remote parts of the world).
Relief.Life funded medical supplies, construction materials, a water purification unit and the local travelling expenses of Gee Swart, an emergency medical professional from South Africa who travelled to Nepal to provide emergency medical care to the people of Nepal and to help restore a primary health care facility. Assisted by a team of eight other international volunteers as well as a large number of local volunteers, he was able to erect a temporary clinic which served 3,800 people close to the epicenter of the earthquake in the town of Gankhu, which is situated in the Ghorka district. Gee and the international team also treated 250 patients during the four days that he spent in the town.
By supporting Medair financially, Relief.Life was able to provide 10 families (or 50 people) with emergency shelter and blankets through this NGO.