After the tragic event of the earthquake in Nepal REscueNet has deployed.
The team is being headed up by the RN US Coordinator (David Mansfield).
Dave has a wealth of experience and he’s supported with a group of 15 international team members comprising a doctor, nurses, Paramedics, Trauma Councillors, Search and Rescue and Logistical personnel. They began entering Nepal the day after the event and hope to ‘marry up’ with a YWAM team from Singapore.
They have met a ‘wall’ of massive needs from desperate food, medicines, shelter, clothing, shortages. Many people are living in the streets and they have only the clothing they stand up in to protect them from the rain and cold. The president is quoted as saying that the government simply can’t cope and they are relying on all of the international aid agencies to rescue their country.
The Australian Mercy Board have launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for the victims of this disaster. Some funds from the appeal will be used to cover the costs of putting the RescueNet team on the ground other funds will be used in ways to assist with food medicine and shelter as described in the needs as described above.
Donations to this appeal are tax deductible and can be made securely here.
Simply select RescueNet from the target menu and type the word NEPAL in the notes.
We will be updating information regarding deployment as news comes to hand, please check back the website or follow our facebook page.
A copy of Australian Mercy’s policy statement on Emergency Appeals can be viewed here