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WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Report No. 6: 1 May 2015
Abstract:
The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake increased to 6204 with a total of 13 923 people injured, according to the official figure of the Government of Nepal (mid-day 1 May 2015). The highest number of confirmed deaths has been recorded in Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu and Nuwakot districts. The number of priority districts requiring health intervention is increasing. The Ministry of Health and Population ( MOHP) has added Okhaldhunga district for urgent health assistance. As of today, the total number of priority districts for health intervention is 14. Rapid assessments conducted on 28 April 2015 of 16 official sites in Kathmandu valley estimated that over 24 000 people are living in the camps. However, there has been a reduction in numbers of internally displaced persons (IDP) since the first few days, due to people returning to their homes, or leaving for outer districts. Treatment of the injured in the remote areas remains a challenge due to access problems as most of the remote villages are not linked with the road networks. Even air lifting is difficult due to the weather. Over 75 FMTs are now in country and at least 48 have been tasked to deliver care in the most affected districts. Several are now beginning to reach the deep field through collaboration through the logistic cluster and the military liaison officers of the UN-OCHA, to gain access to military flights. Another 20 FMTs were tasked today to regions to deliver care. No further teams are required, but medical tents and supp lies are still required for the national effort. Several large teams have deployed to provide care, from military and civilian Government teams and some NGOs and operations to replace the three most damaged hospitals with Field hospitals for 3 - 6 months are far advanced. The FMT coordination cell from WHO has been strongly supported by UN-OCHA/UNDAC team members and the teams are working closely with the MoHP and the Nepal Army.
Publisher: WHO Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, LANDFORMS, PLATE TECTONICS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF, COORDINATION, HEALTH, LOGISTICS AND COORDINATION
Thematic Group:
WHO, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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