Nepal Earthquake: Doctors of the World Sends 15 Tons of Supplies

Today, violent aftershocks shook Nepal and the capital of Kathmandu again. More than 2,400 have been declared dead, and another 5,900 have been injured. The search for survivors continues.


Médecins du Monde / Doctors of the World is sending 15 tons of medical supplies and an enhanced team to aid rescue efforts.

“The information we have received confirms a high level of destruction. The coming hours are crucial, hospitals are overwhelmed, and we must act quickly,” says Gilbert Potier, MdM’s Director of International Operations.

Yesterday MdM, in partnership with Solidarités International, sent a 12-person emergency team consisting of medical professionals (surgeons, anesthetists, nurses) and logisticians. We will also be sending 15 to 20 tons of medical supplies (surgery kits, natural disaster kits) to assist the people of Nepal.