As of May 4, 2015
The goal of the Chunauti (which means “challenge” in Nepali) project, which was supported by USAID and implemented by CARE, was to...
EMERGENCY UPDATE: CARE’s emergency specialists from across the world are now in Nepal, and CARE has over 150 staff in Nepal already working in the majority of the most affected districts. CARE has launched an urgent appeal for funds to help those hit by the devastating earthquake.
Beginning in 1978 CARE was one of the first international aid agencies to work in Nepal. Today, CARE Nepal works to address the systemic and structural causes of poverty and social injustice, such as discrimination based on gender, caste, class and ethnicity; poor governance; and vulnerability from conflict and natural disasters. CARE has identified three core themes for its current programs:
CARE works with some of the poorest, most vulnerable communities in Nepal, focusing on Dalits (people deemed as lower class), socially excluded indigenous people, poor families, marriageable girls and boys, single women, people with HIV/AIDS, and people affected by conflict or disaster.
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United in Tragedy
CARE Mobilizing Aid Teams as Survivors Rocked by Aftershocks.
My name is Dhan Bahadur Pariyar. I was born 35 years ago into an untouchable-caste family. I live with my 65-year-old father Mate, my 70-year-old mother Mangali, wife Suk Maya and Subash, who is 7.
Because I had been born into a lower caste, I was discriminated against my entire life. When I was 7, upper-caste people scolded me when I tried to drink water from a village water tap. I was surprised.
As of May 4, 2015
CARE to distribute emergency shelter kits to 30, 000 people over the next month
Kathmandu, NEPAL (May 3, 2015) — Thousands have been left homeless following the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25, and with monsoon season less than month away, it’s a race against time to get emergency shelter to people.
According to the Government of Nepal, over 130,000 homes were destroyed and more than 85,000 partially damaged. In some villages in remote areas, over 90 percent of the houses have been destroyed or damaged.
A map of the situation - April 29, 2015
Kathmandu, NEPAL (April 28, 2015) — International aid agency CARE plans to distribute emergency shelter and hygiene kits this week to nearly 2,500 vulnerable people impacted by the earthquake in Nepal. Distribution of 250 kits are planned Wednesday in Gorkha, a rural area near the epicenter where it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of the homes are damaged.
The second earthquake hit this afternoon, and everybody started screaming. Everyone is afraid that there is going to be another, stronger earthquake. My nieces and nephews keep asking us, “Is there going to be another earthquake? Are we going to die?” We tell them that it will be okay, but they don’t believe us. Today I had just told my 10-year-old nephew Aarjan not to worry, that it won’t happen again, and then the earthquake hit.
KATHMANDU, Nepal-(April 26, 2015)—Humanitarian organization CARE is responding to a devastating earthquake that struck between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara yesterday.
The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake is at over 1800, and expected to continue rising, with hundreds of thousands of people having lost homes. Vital infrastructure including electricity, water and roads have been severely damaged by the massive quake.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (April 25, 2015) — CARE is mobilizing to respond to the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck today between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara at 11:45am local time. CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, is appealing for funds to ramp up the emergency response and provide immediate life-saving assistance to those affected.
CARE RESPONSE TEAMS ON THE GROUND AS REPORTS OF MAJOR CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE ARE REPORTED
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (April 25, 2015) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal at 11:46am local time. The epicenter of the earthquake struck in an area between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.