“People are not helpless; let’s learn to listen”

 

A care representative hands distributes the Care relief kits  in Paslang Village where 46 households were given a hygiene kit with sanitary napkins, toothpastes, buckets, blankets and jerry cans. Most of the houses in Paslang village were destroyed by the earthquake of 7.9 scale in Nepal and were living outside in tents. Daal Chini Ale Magar an her daughter recieved their kit.

A care representative hands distributes the Care relief kits in Paslang Village where 46 households were given a hygiene kit with sanitary napkins, toothpastes, buckets, blankets and jerry cans. Photo: CARE/Ruhan​i Kaur

Lex Kassenberg, CARE Nepal Country Director

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.… Read the rest

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Building a Better Nepal

April 30, 2015: Care staff speaks to earthquake survivors as they await relief  at Shankha Park, Kathmandu.  Photographer: Care International/2015/Prashanth Vishwanathan

Care staff speaks to earthquake survivors as they await relief at Shankha Park, Kathmandu. Photographer: Care International/2015/Prashanth Vishwanathan

Grishma Raj Aryal, Communications Officer for CARE Nepal, writes about his personal experience on how community people are coming together to help the people affected by the earthquake.

Two days after the big earthquake in Nepal, I woke up at 3 am.… Read the rest

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A new life after the quake

Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing health care to pregnant and lactating women after the earthquake.

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Asmita and Chiranjibi

I met Asmita (20) a few days after the earthquake had struck Nepal. She lives in a little village called Simjung in the district of Gorkha, about a nine-hours-drive from the capital of Kathmandu.… Read the rest

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Nepal Quake: Hunger in the hills

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Navaraj Gyawali, CARE Regional Director Asia

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.Read the rest

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Life in the City: The Experiences of Syrians in Irbid, Jordan

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Matthew Stevens – Aleppo 2011

In early June 2014, I stepped through the gate of CARE’s “refugee hub” in Irbid, Jordan for the first time.

All eyes snapped on me – a foreigner, a curiosity. Rows of Syrians were waiting for their interviews – I tried to meet as many eyes as possible while I assessed the space around me.… Read the rest

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Nepal Earthquake: United in tragedy

District: Sindupalchowk, Country: Nepal, 4th May 2015. Photographer: CARE/2015/Prashanth Vishwanathan

A team from CARE speaks to the heads, elders, youth and women representatives. from Baruwa. The higher the villages the more the destruction and losses. Photographer: CARE/2015/Prashanth Vishwanathan


By Holly Frew

It is hard to fathom that in a matter of seconds, an entire village could be turned into a heap of rubble.… Read the rest

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Give a Gift that Matters this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, what better way to not only show your Mom that you care, but to help mothers in need around the world by giving a gift that really matters.

In the developing world, women do not always have the tools and service readily available to help them reach optimum health during and after pregnancy.… Read the rest

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Life-saving CARE Packages arrive in Nepal

“Almost everyone has slept outside and they are creating temporary shelters with what they have. I am seeing women and children suffering a lot … they are living outside their homes and fear going inside. In some places there is no electricity, and soon there could be a scarcity of water.

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Nepal: ‘Is there going to be another earthquake?’

Photo: Glyn Riley/CARE

Photo: Glyn Riley/CARE

Written by Grishma Raj Aryal, CARE Nepal Communications Officer in Kathmandu

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.… Read the rest

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Nepal Earthquake: View from the Ground

Santosh Sharma/CARE

Santosh Sharma/CARE

Transcript from Santosh Sharma, CARE’s Emergency response coordinator in Nepal the morning of April 26

Right now, almost all the people in the Kathmandu Valley are outside their house because we’re still experiencing aftershocks – two of them were more than magnitude 5.

People are afraid to go inside their homes.Read the rest

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