The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on June 25 has damaged or destroyed more than 750,000 houses. Amelia Rule, Emergency Shelter Advisor for CARE, talks about why a safe house is so important and how CARE supports people to rebuild their homes.
Grishma Raj Aryal, Communications Officer for CARE Nepal, writes about his personal experience on how communities are coming together to help those affected by the earthquake.
After one month, CARE and the other humanitarian actors working on the earthquake response have managed to do a lot, despite the huge logistical challenges. We have reached over 23,000 people with initial life-saving aid across four of the worst affected districts.
Emmanuel Lan Chun Yang is the Regional Emergency Coordinator for Asia Pacific. He was deployed as part of the emergency response team for the Nepal earthquake as Field Team Leader in the district of Gorkha where the epicenter of the earthquake was located.
Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing healthcare to pregnant and lactating women following the earthquake.
Navaraj Gyawali is CARE Regional Director – Asia and originally from Nepal himself. He visited Nepal at the end of April to support the emergency response and accompanied one of CARE’s first helicopter drops of food aid to the remotest village CARE had yet accessed.
“When I grow up, I want to be a teacher and educate the people of my community”, said 8-year-old Riddhima from Macchegaon Village. Her grandmother, Ashamaya was sitting right beside her. She hugged her grandmother and started crying. “She is missing her parent,” her grandmother told us.
CARE is scaling up its response in affected areas / access to remote areas increasingly difficult