Go behind the scenes in an emergency response with Catholic Relief Services. The organization is using a variety of resourceful and inventive ways to access some of Nepal’s most remote communities affected by the earthquakes that struck earlier this year.Read More
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Three months to the day into the emergency, Caritas, Internationalis, a global confederation of Roman Catholic relief and development service organizations which includes USA’s Catholic Relief Services, reflects on the collective response made in Nepal. Working together, the confederation has helped more than 300,000 people so far recover from the quake. However, with the imminent onset of the heavy monsoon season, urgent needs remain. Over three separate journeys varied in scope, my family and I have spent a great deal of time in Nepal so far this year, and thus I nurture a tremendous love for the country and its people. The experiences we’ve had there, both before, during, and after the quakes, have given us a renewed joy of life and taught us to cherish and capitalize on each moment that we have.Read More
Catholic Relief Services uses dynamic and creative approaches for its on-the-ground emergency relief efforts. Find out why cash distributions are the best solution for some families in the wake of the destructive Nepal earthquakes.Read More
I wasn’t just documenting broken lives and devastated villages during my assignments this month in Nepal. Here are a couple of short videos I produced of the earthquake response for Catholic Relief Services and ChildFund. Much-needed shelter and food distributions are still taking place in the wake of the two massive quakes that struck earlier this month.Read More
When I landed in Nepal three days after the earthquake, aftershocks were still occurring. They woke me early in the mornings, shook the room, and disoriented me in my tired state. Frightening as they were to me, I can’t imagine what it was like for a child who experienced the full impact of the first quake. Here, Ayush, a young earthquake survivor, recounts his experience of the disaster and how it has affected his family.Read More
Parts of Nepal are devastated. I say parts because I expected my plane to land in a rubble-piled waste land; it didn’t. There was a runway, an immigration officer, and a functioning baggage carousel. Kathmandu’s ancient temples, however, are in ruins. Many multi-storied buildings have toppled down. But the capital city, still in shock, manages to keep pace at least somewhat. I still have the bandwidth to make this blog post, after all. Upon exiting the Kathmandu valley, things become steadily worse. Driving north-east into Sindhupalchowk District, paradoxically away from the epicenter of the earthquake, homes are flattened and people sit in uncertainty on the side of the highway, while others comb through the wreckage of their former dwellings, searching for food or possessions. I begin to experience a sense that I never have before – an eerie sixth sense that comes from gaping at mountain grandeur and pristine rivers, blanketed by piles of debris and the[…]Read More