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

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.