Medical volunteers head for earthquake-hit island
04 April 2005
Millwood, Virginia: Project HOPE has announced that it is sending 50 volunteers, including physicians and nurses, to Nias, an island off the west coast of Sumatra, to provide medical care to the victims of the most recent earthquake to hit the region.
The relief effort, coordinated by Project HOPE, comes on the heels of a recently completed two-month partnership with the U.S. Navy to provide medical assistance to tsunami victims. In that mission, more than 200 Project HOPE volunteers served with Navy personnel and helped provide assistance to more than 20,000 Indonesians. Project HOPE also delivered more than US$nine million in humanitarian aid to hospitals, clinics and emergency centers in the region.
In the current mission, Project HOPE has recruited a team of medical volunteers to provide emergency medical care to survivors of the earthquake in south Asia.