Photos: Canadian aid workers providing medical care in remote community in Nepal

Damage from the earthquake in remote community of Nepal
Buildings damaged by the earthquake in Nepal. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Woman and child sit outside a Red Cross tent
The Canadian Red Cross was the first humanitarian organization to reach Dhunche after the earthquake. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Setting up the field hospital
The Canadian Red Cross field hospital is being set up in an area of Nepal where the local hospital was severely damaged in the earthquake. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Aid workers set up tent
All members of the team including nurses and doctors participate in setting up. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Woman with injury to her foot
This Nepalese woman is being treated for an injury to her foot. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Nepalese woman with Red Cross worker in the background
To date, 80 patients have been treated and that number will increase in the coming days. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Man treated for injury to his head
This man is receiving treatment for an injury to his head. The Canadian Red Cross is supporting local medical staff in the area. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Red Cross workers supporting local medical staff
Red Cross aid workers are providing support to local medical staff. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Smiling children in Nepal
Young children from Dhunche, a remote community in the Himalayan mountains impacted by the earthquake. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross
Relief items arrive from other Red Cross Red Crescent societies
Relief items and aid are arriving in Nepal from 22 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in support of the Nepal Red Cross. Photo: Merlijn Stoffels / Netherlands Red Cross

 
Dhunche is a remote village located high in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, several hours away from Kathmandu. This is where a team of Canadian aid workers have set up tents and medical equipment, part of the Canadian Red Cross mobile field hospital, where they can provide medical care.
 
The Canadian team and supplies arrived in Dhunche via helicopter as the road was blocked. Accessing remote communities remains one of the challenges in delivering aid since the earthquake struck.
 
These photos illustrate the team setting up and beginning to treat people from the region. Some of them arrived from neighbouring villages with injuries sustained in the earthquake. The local hospital was severely damaged.
 
Canadians are encourage to donate to the Nepal Region Earthquake Fund. The government of Canada will match eligible donations between April 25 to May 25, 2015.

This short video features Hossam Elsharkawi from the Canadian Red Cross with the team setting up the field hospital in Dhunche, Nepal.

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