MSF teams continue working in affected villages after Asian earthquake

In Uri, MSF activities around Chirunda, in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region, have almost completed and seven villages with 3,500 people have been receiving shelter material, shoes for the children and blankets, and 700 tents have been distributed. MSF aims to distribute a total of 1,000 tents in this area.

The referral hospital in Uri has been completely destroyed.

Medical needs consist of redressing of wounds. A MSF medical team is screening the villagers and will monitor the health status of the population -in particular children under 5 during the winter. This is subject to continued access on the Line of Control.

A community based mental health program will be started after training of counsellors.

In Tangdhar, the team has completed the distribution of shelter materials, clothes and blankets to 5,000 people. Ã? 795 tents have been distributed in 10 villages. MSF aims to distribute 3,000 tents in this area.

The medical needs here are also the redressing of wounds and a MSF medical team is screening the villages and will monitor the health status of the population, subject to continued access on the Line of Control. Ã? 

The accessibility in Tangdhar areas is complicated and it might be necessary to use horses or helicopters to reach the most affected areas.

MSF continues to work on both Indian and Pakistan controlled Kashmir.