Southern Asia: Even After the Flood, Everyone's Got Their Hands Full

by Steffen Richter,  2007/09/07

The situation is still critical in the flooded regions of southern Asia.

There is still a lot of work for the humedica team, even after flooding in southern Asia. Malnutrition, infected wounds, chronic dysentery and deficiencies are the most common problems.

Every day, the three-person medical team treats around 250 patients in the flooded region in Nepal. But they don’t have to rely upon just themselves: every day numerous volunteers come to help out. “It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic and hard-working the people are,” says Saskia Hankel, the committed nurse in the team.

But even though the water is gradually receding, the situation is not necessarily getting better. Every heavy rainstorm causes new chaos, many streets are still impassible and many villages are still cut off from the outside. On top of that, as soon as the water recedes further and sits longer, the chance of a cholera epidemic rises.

Tomorrow another doctor, Dr. Sabine Schöberl, will be flying to Nepal for four weeks in order to assist the team as coordinator.

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