Nepal

Nepal - One Year On and Children Still Desperately Need Our Help

Ewan McGregor | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ewan McGregor

In the days following the earthquake, despite the snow and freezing temperature, families were forced to sleep outside, scared to go indoors because of the damage to buildings and the threat of aftershocks. After the earthquakes many families had no choice but to sleep out in the open. The earthquakes not only destroyed their homes and their schools, but left millions of children scared and in danger. They needed shelter; food, water and medical supplies, and also support to deal with the traumatic events they had experienced, and the chance to get back to school as soon as possible.

Rebuilding Nepal After Devastating Earthquake

Chris Bain | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Chris Bain

Kamala Thalea lost her son, two daughters and her mother when a devastating earthquake hit Nepal one year ago. She said, "My family and old life are gone now, I only have my eldest daughter left with me."

When Disaster Strikes, What Do You Think About?

Petra Ingram | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

The day has started as normal, household chores, children to school and then something odd happens... you notice the door opens, the windows rattle and suddenly, the ground shakes - your worst fear is confirmed, an earthquake is under way.

I Will Never Forget the Earthquake That Took My Sons

Tok Kanchhi Tamang | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Tok Kanchhi Tamang

My wife was at our home, preparing lunch with our boys. When I saw the houses collapsing in the village, I ran as fast as I could through the debris, and back to my family. As I ran, the ground was shaking and I kept falling down. For those five minutes between the earthquake and reaching home, I still had hope. That hope was taken away when I pulled the bodies of my two sons from the rubble.

These Young People Have Taken It Upon Themselves To Rebuild Nepal

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

On April 25 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal with such force it killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 21,000. Whole villages were f...

One Year on From the Earthquake: The Women Rebuilding Nepal

Mariela Magnelli | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK
Mariela Magnelli

Women continue to be among the most affected by the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in 81 years. Women have lost their homes, families and livelihoods, and have received little support from the Nepali government. Intersecting inequalities meant that women faced additional barriers and were less able to access the emergency relief provided. Single women in particular are still struggling to access the support they need, fighting barriers and social stigma in order to gain equal rights.

'Dignity First' and Other Key Lessons From the Nepal Earthquake

Giulia Vallese | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK
Giulia Vallese

So what does dignity look like to female earthquake survivors? It means being able to maintain personal hygiene through sanitary pads, clean clothes, soap, toothpaste, flashlights and other essentials provided to women and girls via UNFPA's trademark Dignity Kits, about 560,000 thousand of which were distributed in the first few months following the quake...

Over 90 Million Reasons Why UK Aid Works to Save Lives

Cath Nixon | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Cath Nixon

If you have seen the Mail on Sunday's petition to scrap the UK's promise to the poorest people in the world, or even much of the other anti-aid covera...

Celebrating International Women's Day in Nepal - A Day in the Life of a Nepali Woman

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

The 8th March marked International Women's Day (IWD), which was celebrated worldwide and was an opportunity to raise awareness of women's rights and gender equality, an important topic all over the world but significantly so in certain parts of the developing world.

Movie Review: Sherpa - Trouble on Everest

Chris Osburn | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Sherpa aptly captures the increasingly acrimonious tension between foreign climbers and their guides while highlighting the codependence between the two parties and awing the eyes with stunning cinematography featuring the world's most majestic mountains as a backdrop.

Fighting the Rhino Extinction

Frontier | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

Last Sunday, Nola, the Northern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo, passed away aged 41, leaving only three of her kind the world. However, it is not always...

Nepalese Community Protests Border Blockade

Shelby Welinder | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Shelby Welinder

The Nepalese community in England united last week in protest of the unofficial, yet ongoing, blockade between Nepal and India. The demonstration coincided with a visit from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK.

Nepal Earthquakes: Six Months on and a New Challenge Looms

Yeeshu Shukla | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Yeeshu Shukla

Agencies need to focus on the ongoing recovery work as well as delivering assistance in the testing conditions ahead of winter. There are huge challenges not only for the people of Nepal - who are making every effort to bounce back - but also for the humanitarian organisations who are striving to deliver against strict timelines and enormous physical and climatic difficulties.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

Six Months On: Standing Shoulder to Shoulder With the People of Nepal

Ram Kishan | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Ram Kishan

Its people are resilient and resourceful, but helping them rebuild their lives is going to be a major, long-term endeavour and Christian Aid and our local partners will stand shoulder to shoulder with those hardest hit.

Six Months On: Joy of Nepal Quake Mother Shreya

Natalie Curtis | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Natalie Curtis

The devastating impact of the earthquake on the economy and hence employment also means many men are migrating overseas, leaving behind an increasing number of women headed households having to look after families alone... Shreya however, like many Nepalese people, is optimistic about the future.

Local Women's Rights Organisations are Key to Changing the Plight Of Domestic Violence Survivors Across The World

Claire Hickson | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK
Claire Hickson

A World Bank report published last week found that in the past 25 years, over a hundred countries have enacted laws on domestic violence though many have not. The authors attribute much of this progress to international instruments and agreements. In reality, it is the work of local women's rights organisations that makes the most difference and that's why they need our support.

Seven Reasons It's Time to Return to Nepal

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

While the recent and terrible devastation of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal badly affected tourism and caused many trips to be cancelled, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to this fascinating nation.

Help Rebuild Nepal and Keep the Children Safe From Immediate Danger

Fay Ripley | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Fay Ripley

We all remember the harrowing images in our newspapers and on our TV screens of people who had lost their homes, their livelihoods and their loved ones. It is thanks to charities like ActionAid, who were already on the ground and able to respond immediately, that hundreds of thousands of people received life-saving supplies and assistance. But now the cameras have gone so much more still needs to be done particularly as there is a new threat to the country - monsoon season.

Nepal Earthquakes: Three Months on We Mustn't Forget

Jo Joyner | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jo Joyner

Three months may have passed since the first earthquake hit, but it's important that we don't forget the many people who are still in urgent need. It will take years for Nepal to recover completely, and the scars brought about by the earthquake run deep. But with the help of organisations like CAFOD and Caritas Nepal, as well as hundreds of other charities and the Nepali government, there is no reason why this beautiful, hopeful and proud country cannot be rebuilt.

Nepal Earthquakes: A Race Against Time

Jo Joyner | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jo Joyner

The brave women I met were in a dire situation. They needed to salvage as much brick, rubble and corrugated sheeting as possible in order to rebuild their homes - and to search for their valuable possessions before the monsoon rain washed them away. This salvaging and rebuilding all takes time and energy that they don't have. They are living a hand-to-mouth existence; if they don't work the land they have no money and no food - and they also have to cook, tend the animals, clean clothes and care for the children.

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 ...