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Tenzing

Kathmandu, Nepal

25 Apr -

22 May 2015

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BENEFICIARIES HELPED

15

Volunteers
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27

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The Need

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw. Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened.

The Response

Team Rubicon sent a team of volunteers (including a large proportion of Ghurkas) to Kathmandu to assist with delivering humanitarian aid to the remote villages most affected.

The Output

During their time in Nepal, Team Rubicon provided a number of vital services to the local communities. These included medical aid, food and clean drinking water distribution, debris management, and shelter provision.

The Outcome

As a result of our mission, inhabitants of remote villages I the mountains to the north of Kathmandu were able to begin the rebuild process much sooner than they otherwise would have. Due to TR’s early intervention, serious medical and health problems which would otherwise have escalated were solved quickly, undoubtedly leading to a reduction in secondary complications from the earthquake.

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Team Rubicon UK has an advance party in the air on route to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

With estimated affected people now in the millions, we anticipate that our response teams will be working to get aid and water into the most remote, cut-off communities and using our disaster mapping capability to assist our partners.