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Nepal's Children Pay the Highest Price - Earthquakes Threaten Education Progress

Purna Kumar Shrestha | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Purna  Kumar Shrestha

The Ministry estimates the total damage to the country's education system at US$313.2 (£204.7) million, mainly to infrastructure. Demolition and debris removal, construction of temporary learning centres, child-friendly spaces, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, plus school repair costs total US$32.5 (£21.24)million.

Sharing is Caring

CJ Bowry | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
CJ Bowry

I rather suspect that sharing doesn't come naturally to children, but as parents we want to teach our young to be generous. Generous in spirit. Sal's ...

Rebuilding Nepal Starts With Children and Communities

Nigel Chapman | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Nepal was one of the poorest countries in Asia before the earthquakes. There is an opportunity to strengthen so much, not just the physical buildings, but the institutions of government nationally and locally, and reinforce social cohesion and the Nepali national spirit. It must not be wasted.

Nepal: Invisible Destruction

Johanna Mitscherlich | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Johanna Mitscherlich

Sameer hastens up steep slopes and shoots down small winding trails through deep river valleys. His flip-flops make a clacking sound, as he paces through his village in the mountains of Gorkha. Around him, in stark contrast to the picturesque panorama, homes have turned into piles of rubble, burying clothes, food and furniture underneath...

Earthquake Babies - A Look to Nepal's Future

David Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

Children and new born babies have been hit hardest. We estimate that the lives of almost 18,000 mothers and babies could be at risk, unless urgent action is taken to restore healthcare systems. In addition, the latest statistics show that around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare.

Shaken In Kent? This Is How Often Earthquakes Occur...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Tremors from an earthquake shook residents awake in Kent on Friday morning, but just what causes an earthquake and how common are they? The 4.2 mag...

Why the Disasters in Nepal and Burundi Matter

Jeremy Horner | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Horner

f these day to day deaths happened in the UK we'd be outraged and I think a time is coming, as we get more globally connected, when we'll feel the urgency, as we see those like us struggling to survive. Extreme poverty really is the daily emergency of our times.

Nepal Earthquake Was the Single Most Frightening Experience of My Life

Lisa Rutherford | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Rutherford

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes. There was much talk that this earthquake was expected, but it seems that no amount of preparedness will be enough to keep pace with the increasing disaster risk...

Children In Nepal Are Laughing Again...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

These remarkable pictures show Nepalese children participating in 'laughter yoga' to help relieve trauma following the two earthquakes that left the c...

Just When We Thought It Was Safe to Sleep Inside

Chloe Lyttle | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Chloe Lyttle

I came to Kathmandu 10 days ago, as part of All Hands Volunteers Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART). We were responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that happened on April 25. Only 17 days later, as our team were out in the field clearing rubble in the village of Bungamati, a second earthquake shook the city and surrounding districts...

Video Captures Panic At Kathmandu Airport As Earthquake Hit

The Huffington Post UK | James Martin & Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

Videos and pictures posted to social media have captured the panic and confusion as a deadly second earthquake hit Nepal. The 7.3 magnitude event s...

A Second Huge Earthquake Has Just Struck Nepal

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

A earthquake of 7.3 magnitude has struck Nepal, just two weeks after a devastating quake killed at least 8,000 people in the country. The US Geolog...

How We Can Protect Children in Nepal

David Bull | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

It is now two weeks since a deadly earthquake struck Nepal but, with the media attention currently focused on the results of our general election, it is so important that we don't lose sight of the dangers that children are facing in the aftermath of this disaster.

Meeting Miracle Babies Who Survived Earthquake in Nepal

Natalie Curtis | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Natalie Curtis

A few days ago in an earthquake survivor's camp, I met Shreya, who is eight months' pregnant. She told me that the earthquake shook her so hard that her baby moved into the wrong position. Thankfully her baby has moved back now, but she worries that there will be complications when she gives birth.

Nepal: The Education Test for the International Community

Nigel Chapman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Countries such as Nepal have worked for years to put disaster preparation measures in place. It is essential the international community does the same.

What Should Rich Governments Do to Support Nepal?

Shreya Paudel | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

"Amidst all the goodwill, inflow of material help, personnel, and pledges for the future, it struck me that the only country to have given *cash* to the Nepal Government so far is Bhutan. Its PM personally brought a check of $1 million. Then the ADB gave $3 million yesterday. From the noise in the social media, you might believe otherwise."

Pictures Show How Nepalese Villagers Are Surviving After Quake

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK

These aerial photographs show how Nepalese villagers are surviving in makeshift tents and relying on food drops after a huge earthquake hit Kathmandu....

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

A Reluctant Giver's Guide to Giving

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

The horrific scenes in Nepal and further afield following last weekend's huge earthquake have been hard to avoid. I'm sure most people will have had the conversation that goes something like "oh, isn't it horrible, if only there was something we could do to help". And then forgotten about it. But there is something you can do.

31 Inspiring Pictures Of Hope Amid The Nepal Earthquake Tragedy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK

The devastating Nepal earthquake has destroyed whole communities and iconic buildings, and the death toll has risen above 5,500 people and will contin...

Helping Restore Communications Following Natural Disasters

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

It is the first time that the Instant Network Mini, weighing just 11kg and with up to a one kilometre coverage radius, would have been deployed, helping relatives reconnect and NGOs to carry out their work.

In and Around Kathmandu, Almost a Million Children Are in Urgent Need of Help

Ewan McGregor | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ewan McGregor

We can't change the terrible experience these children have already lived through, but we must try to ensure that each and every one of the children affected are kept safe, and provided with the food, water and supplies they so desperately need.

Nepal Earthquake: We've Seen Utter Devastation

David Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
David Bull

Our colleagues on the ground in Nepal are reporting that the earthquake is like nothing they have ever experienced and describe utter devastation. They report dwindling supplies of water and food, power outages, and downed communication networks.

Looking Beyond the Earthquake: How Will Nepal Survive This Natural Disaster With One of the Weakest Health Systems in the World?

Fay Hoyland | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Fay Hoyland

During my visit, our plane had to circle in the sky above Kathmandu for hours whilst we struggled to land due to the morning fog and we experienced hours of standstill traffic as we tried to navigate our way through the city slums.

These Images From Nepal Are Truly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake passes 5,000, tens of thousands of others have been left homeless and struggling to survive. The United...