JDC Sends Urgent Relief To Nepal, Partners with IDF Field Hospital
Following the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies – including shelter, nutritional items, sanitation, and water – for survivors of the tremor that killed at least 2,200 and injured 5,800. JDC will once again partner with Israeli Defense Forces field hospital in Napalese capital Kathmandu through the provision of equipment, including neonatal incubators. JDC previously partnered with the field hospital in Philippines, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and Japan. In the coming days, JDC’s disaster relief team -- including its veteran crisis experts, an emergency field medic, and its India country director -- will arrive in Nepal and assess needs and ensure an impactful response for survivors.