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Orphaned children urgently need help

One week has passed since the 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, and the world’s attention is drifting on toward other international events.

Yet, for the people of Nepal, this is just the beginning. The death toll continues to rise, even as rescue teams keep digging in the rubble for survivors. People continue to live in terror and, often, without help. The most heartbreaking—and most vulnerable—of these are the orphans and other defenseless children.

Medical supplies reach the ill and injured in Kathmandu

Over the past several days, Buddhist Relief Services volunteers have been able to deliver much-needed help by operating free medical camps. The camps treat those who are suffering from traumatic injuries caused by the earthquake, and are located in those areas of Kathmandu where other relief organizations are not working. Saturday, we were able to facilitate logistics for a team of 60 doctors and nurses who arrived in Kathmandu, bringing two tons of medical supplies with them. The medical personnel then spent two days working at our camps, distributing the supplies directly to patients.

Team of Doctors Tries to Bring Medical Help to Nepal

Buddhist Relief Services volunteers are working out the logistics of bringing members of the Root Medical Peace Corps to the earthquake-stricken areas in Nepal. Humanity is, in essence, without borders, and at this time providing relief to the victims is essential.

Watch the video for an introduction to the group and their work.

Breaking: Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Nepal: UTBF Launches Relief Services

A magnitude 7.8 or 8.1 Mw earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, causing tremendous casualties, destroying untold numbers of buildings, and reducing many historic sites to rubble. It is still too early to have an accurate estimate of lives lost, with many places still inaccessible, and rescue work facing multiple challenges. Both the emotional and economic impact of this earthquake will prove immense.