Local Doctor on Treating Earthquake Victims in Nepal
Just back from Nepal yesterday, we speak with a local doctor who was in Nepal providing knee and hip replacements. We get the latest from her on the unfolding humanitarian crisis. Joining us is orthopedic surgeon Victoria Brander.
Brander's nonprofit medical group, Operation Walk Chicago, is raising funds for its partner Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. To learn more about how you can help victims of the Nepal earthquakes, click on the following links to relief organizations vetted by The PBS NewsHour.
- AmeriCares has airlifted nearly $1 million in medical aid to resupply hospitals and mobile medical teams in Nepal.
- CARE is on the ground setting up temporary shelters, providing meals, drinking water, and clothing, and distributing emergency medical supplies. CARE is particularly concerned about the 14,000 women expected to give birth in Nepal in the next month.
- Catholic Relief Services has committed $10 million to Nepal's relief and recovery. CRS teams are in the field reaching people in communities damaged by the first quake.
- Doctors Without Borders teams are providing medical assistance in areas impacted by the earthquakes.
- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is providing vulnerable people with food, shelter, water, and sanitation.
- UNICEF is providing humanitarian assistance to some 1.7 million children in Nepal.
- USAID has sent disaster relief teams to Nepal and is providing $23 million in emergency assistance. While USAID does not accept donations for its efforts, they have compiled a list of organizations responding to the earthquake.
View a map of earthquakes and aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.5 or higher that have struck Nepal between April 25 and May 13. Click on each quake to find out more. Those colored red are considered significant.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)