Meet Mercy Corps' Nepal earthquake response team


April 30, 2015

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  • Nepal Country Director Sanjay Karki loads emergency supplies to be distributed to families in need. Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

Nepal’s extreme landscape, so appealing to adventurers, is also an extreme challenge to relief efforts in the aftermath of Saturday’s devastating earthquake.

Areas perched on towering peaks and tucked into deep valleys are difficult to reach in even the best conditions — now roads are wrecked or washed out from floods and landslides. Many of the affected areas can only be reached by helicopter.

Our experienced emergency responders are well-prepared to navigate these conditions and are already reaching survivors in the most remote areas. The team of more than 100 mostly Nepalese staff members is one of the largest on the ground, with local connections and experts in water, sanitation, logistics and distributions. Follow daily updates from the field ▸

Below meet the Nepal team leaders who are focused on addressing survivors’ immediate needs and planning for recovery despite the many challenges in the wake of this disaster.

Nepal earthquake response team

How you can help

  • Your gift to our Humanitarian Response Fund will help people in Nepal recover and support our response to crises in Syria, South Sudan, Ukraine and around the world. Donate now ▸
  • Our team is able to quickly respond to natural disasters because of supporters like you — and the more people who come together to help, the more people we can reach. Fundraise for survivors ▸