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 A massive earthquake struck northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015 killing more than 8,000 people, injuring many others and causing significant devastation. A second major quake hit two weeks later, killing dozens more. CCIH asks for your prayers for the people of Nepal. We pray for the staff of CCIH member Nepal Christian Hospitals Association and of CCIH affiliate Dr. Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Research Centre and all the people they care for.

Needs of In-Country CCIH Affiliate
CCIH affiliate the Dr. Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Research Center in Bhaktapur, Nepal has needs for the following:
  • Food and water
  • Tents for shelter
  • Temporary toilets (they are already seeing cases of diarrhea, flu and other communicable diseases)
  • Medicines and other medical supplies
Organizations able to provide assistance may contact Dr. Purnima Gurung at the hospital at imharc1998 (at)
The Dr. Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Research Center is partnering with AmeriCares and delivering supplies to clinics in the Kathmandu Valley. (Photos below of deliveries courtesy of Dr. Iwamura Memorial Hospital)


CCIH Members Offering Support
CCIH member organizations are responding to the crisis and working to aid survivors. Below is a list of organizations collecting funds and offering support. Please let us know if your organization is assisting in Nepal and if you would like to be listed or to connect with others working in the area. Please contact Kathy Erb at kathy.erb (at)
Child First Meds (supported by the Lucress and Dick Watson Foundation) recently sent enough emergency medicine and supplies to assist 10,000 people in Nepal for three months.
Emmanuel Hospital Association-India sent in its Disaster Management Team and vehicles to distribute supplies, provide medical care and assess needs.
Engineering Ministries International is mobilizing teams of civil engineers to help with water and sanitation, and teams of structural engineers to assess and develop repair details for damaged buildings. Contact Dirk Anderson at dirk.anderson (at) to discuss partnering.
International Aid Special Needs: International Aid is preparing disaster relief products and medical equipment for use in Nepal. They are seeking organizations on the ground who are able to receive and distribute the relief. Contact Amy Hewitt at hewitta (at) to discuss partnering.
Samaritan's Purse Samaritan's Purse is providing post-earthquake trauma and orthopedic related surgical care; and is also operating several medical camps in outlying rural villages. Contact information
See the Accord Network blog for information on how Accord members are responding and requests for assistance.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 January 2016 09:58 )