Our Disaster Relief team is 105 strong including 68 Nepalese and 37 who have flown in from abroad, including the US, Colombia, Taiwan, Fiji, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Pakistan and India.
A team of 38 VMs are working in four villages in Sindhupalchowk, a district near the border of China. Sindhupalchowk is the worst-hit district in Nepal with nearly 3,000 dead—in Kathmandu 1,209 died. Homes throughout the region are completely destroyed. They stay at a base camp in Jalbire and keep a light burning all night to protect the volunteers from animals, particularly tigers that roam the villages at night. They are distributing food, making tents and clearing roads.
Five paramedics from Colombia and a doctor from Pakistan are on the team, providing medical care and they are delivering Scientology assists.