The Belgian B-Fast team had not yet started work in Gorkha, Nepal, on Thursday morning, five days after the violent earthquake that killed around 5,500 people. The plan was to use a helicopter to reach the most isolated villages hit by the earthquake, but the search has been delayed by bad weather. A small group of aid workers are waiting to be able to travel to 5 of the damaged villages by helicopter as they cannot be reached by road. “After reconnaissance work, we can form an action plan”, explains Gilles Du Bois d’Aische, head of B-Fast. He spent hours discussing plans with local authorities. “We hope that the weather will get better quickly”. During the delay, the team’s doctors have been caring for residents in Gorkha.
Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)