Lex Kassenberg, CARE Nepal’s country director, details CARE’s response to the earthquake to CNN International.
CARE RESPONSE TEAMS ON THE GROUND AS REPORTS OF MAJOR CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE ARE REPORTED
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.
Gita Kumari Shah, a monitoring officer with CARE, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story that reported on child grooms in Nepal. The story also mentioned CARE’s work of trying to change attitudes t
“I am from the so-called untouchable caste dalit. Generally women from my community get married at an early age. I too was not an exception. With the fear my parents would force me to marry someone of their choice, I eloped with the man I loved," says Ganga B.K.
Reaching toward a more gender equal world enables societies to tap everyone’s potential – regardless of their gender - for stronger, more fulfilling and resilient relationships, households and societies.
After heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods and landslides in Western Nepal last week, CARE is scaling up its emergency response for thousands of people affected. The floods have so far killed 123 people, 126 are still missing or feared to be dead and more than 50 injured.
These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.