On April 25, 2015, a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed weeks later by a 7.3-magnitude aftershock, killing almost 9,000 people, injuring more than 22,000, and damaging or destroying nearly 800,000 homes. The earthquake and aftershocks left the Nepalese capital of Katmandu shattered but also stranded millions living in remote mountain locations outside the circle of international aid. NYC Medics pushed beyond those boundaries, and alongside local partners from Himalayan Healthcare, deployed deep into the mountains, far beyond the distances achieved by other aid organizations, focusingĀ its unique model of care to reach those otherwise unserved.
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