Relief Update as of 10:20pm, 4/17 Local Time

We were excited to get two more of our teams down to Yushu today.  Our convoy arrived around 6 am this morning and was able to immediately jump into action assessing further needs as well as turn our vehicles in to makeshift ambulances.  It was a great step in order to be able to bring the injuried to areas where they could receive help.

Teams from the field report helping over 200 injured over the course of the day.  Our teams were also able to go out and bring in those who were more seriously injured to medical checkpoints.  We have another two teams heading down tomorrow at 7am with Kham Tibetan translators from Yushu as well as more medical personnel.

In general we were able to observe the following while on the field

  • No electricity that isn’t generator driven
  • Military has been able to set up a “mobile hospital” with standard hospital equipment
  • The military and the Health Department are still excited to have us help their Peoples relief efforts
  • Serious need for water and food are still present.
  • Front end loaders are still clearing the streets
  • Survivors are still being rescued from the rubble.
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