MSF sent teams of medical and non-medical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the earthquake. The teams left yesterday from Brussels (Belgium) and Bihar state in India, which is close to the border with Nepal and where MSF has been working since 2007. MSF will also send 3,000 kits of non-food items and medical kits to Nepal.
A 7.8-magnitute earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday. Although the extent of the damages is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh