Nepal

Half A Million Animals Saved As Religious Sacrifice At Festival Is Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Nepal's Gadhimai Festival, which is the world's largest animal sacrifice and claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of buffalo, goats and birds, wi...

Rebuilding Hope in Nepal After the Earthquake

Saleh Saeed | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Saleh Saeed

I have been left saddened by the scale of destruction and the impact the damage has had on children in particular, but also pleased to see the good progress the aid effort is making only three months on from the earthquake.

Monsoon Season Brings More Danger to Nepal's Children

David Bull | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
David Bull

Saturday marks three months since the first Nepal earthquake hit and although we're hearing less and less about it in the media, children are still in danger. With the country now in monsoon season and heavy rain, flooding and thunder storms expected, your support is needed now more than ever.

Volunteers Make The World Go Round

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Frontier

Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...

What 57 Seconds of Shaking Left Behind - A Visit to Nepal

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Standing in Chautara village, I got a 360 degree view of rubble-lined streets, buildings that had been yanked from their foundations and homes teetering off the hilltops. This is the true scale of devastation left by the Nepal earthquake.

Why I am Ashamed to Call Myself a Volunteer

Sarah Pycroft | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Sarah Pycroft

We need to re-professionalise the practice of volunteering, by standing up to the 'no experience necessary' providers and accepting only opportunities that we can honestly say we would be fit for taking on back home.And when we do that..? Then I'll feel proud to call myself a 'volunteer' again.

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.