Via MSF.org: Nepal: The earthquakes took Nepal by surprise, the rains should not. Excerpt:
Providing tents, tarpaulins, and construction material comprises the main focus of MSF’s intervention at this stage of the emergency. There is a need to ensure that people have a place to stay before the monsoon rains begin. The MSF teams have increased the number of trips by helicopter to reach as many people in the affected areas with shelter material. The ‘sling method’ is being used to transport large amounts of cargo.
Where roads are accessible, MSF is using cars and lorries to distribute shelter and hygiene kits. To date, MSF has distributed shelter kits to over 10,000 households in remote villages. These distributions are ongoing with priority being given to the most isolated villages.
Every life counts
Before every intervention, MSF conducts assessments in affected areas to establish the needs. Assessment teams are comprised of a medical team that examines patients on the ground, treats those they can and evacuates those with serious injuries. After the earthquakes, MSF teams treated people with injuries related to the earthquake and others that were not. MSF teams have conducted over 3,000 medical consultations. Teams also found people who were on the verge of dying and evacuated them immediately.
A total of 1150 health facilities have been completely or partially damaged in 14 highly affected districts The current health need is management of post trauma injuries, restoration of disrupted primary health care services and rehabilitation support to patients who are discharged from hospitals.