An IDF medic treats a Nepalese patient. (IDF) (IDF)
IDF Nepal

On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 6000 people and injuring more than 10,000. The State of Israel immediately sent aid and rescue teams to offer assistance.

A 260-member Israeli delegation of medical personnel and Search and Rescue specialists set out to for Nepal in order to provide emergency services. An advanced multi-department field hospital was quickly established in Kathmandu to provide medical care for disaster casualties. The Israeli team treated 98 patients on its first day of operations, and even delivered a baby.

Watch a series of videos that shows the Israeli team in action:


The Israeli aid mission arrives in Nepal:


Constructing the field hospital:


The IDF’s field hospital inauguration ceremony:


IDF Humanitarian Mission Commander meets with Nepalese Prime Minister:


PM Netanyahu Speaks with the head of the IDF Aid Mission in Nepal: