On April 28 and May 12, 2015, two violent earthquakes struck Nepal killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.
The epicenter of the 7.9 quake, the first and most devastating, was located 77 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu, where our teams and the Shechen Medical Clinic are located.
Given the magnitude of the destruction, the immediate needs of the people and the presence of our medical and operational teams on the ground, Karuna-Shechen went right to work after the disaster.
Working with our network of local partners, we brought vital emergency food, material and medical assistance to over 216,500 victims in 622 remote villages.
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