Earthquake response Nepal

Jane Carter, June 2017 0

Post-earthquake recovery in the Melamchi valley, Nepal

It is now over two years since the homes of many Melamchi valley people were reduced to rubble, or at least rendered uninhabitable. Last week I had the opportunity to meet some of these people individually, and to discuss with our locally based team the progress made in recovery efforts. Strong collaboration with Solidar and

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Jane Carter, April 2016 0

One year ago today

Mona Sherpa, our Deputy Country Director, uncharacteristically hesitates when asked her thoughts about everything that has happened since the earthquake struck on 25 April last year. “We have made real progress”, she says “but not as much as we would have liked to”. Indeed the path of Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction has been a difficult one,

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Jane Carter, September 2015 1

One disaster after another: women survivors

If anything is heard of Nepal in the international news at the moment, it is not of those whose lives were overturned by the April and May earthquakes, but of riots associated with the announcement of the new constitution. In the populous Terai region, there is anger and fear that the new constitution will give

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Jane Carter, June 2015 0

Supporting resilience at individual and community level

With the monsoon rains now falling in Nepal, the coming few months will be uncomfortable ones for the inhabitants of Melamchi valley in their temporary homes. Staff member Rabin Niraula describes how some residents took the building of shelter into their own hands following the first earthquake, without waiting for assistance to arrive. There are

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Jane Carter, June 2015 0
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Bringing some “normality” to disrupted lives

Temporary Learning Centres © Caritas 2015 Although no-one would describe the situation in the earthquake-affected areas as returning to normal, most households in Melamchi valley now have very basic temporary shelter and are supplied with blankets as well as chemical water purification. The increase in the number of households in the area is significant; re-calculated

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