Archive for 'Nepal'

The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Posted on 25. Apr, 2016 by .

0

Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on Flickr.com. As I sat in the restaurant of a hotel in Kathmandu, I noticed a large expedition team preparing to depart for Mount Everest. As they went over their plans for the trek to base camp, I couldn’t help but think about what […]

Continue Reading

On the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal (Video)

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by .

0

It’s been nearly a year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu on April 25th. Since that time, LWR and partners have been working with communities in the heavily affected Lamjung and Ghorka districts to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery assistance. With your generous support, LWR began immediately […]

Continue Reading

Nepal: Nine Months After the Earthquake

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 by .

0

LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

Continue Reading

cookies

Middle Schooler Uses Bake Sale To Help Nepal

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by .

0

Twelve year-old Emily Blackwell loves to bake with her mother, Maegan. She’s been doing it since she was very little, helping to mix batters and frosting. Like in so many other families, baking time is together time. A chance to bond and pass on favorite recipes and methods. Recently, baking time was also helping time, […]

Continue Reading

people carrying large bags of rice on their backs

Emerging Lessons from Nepal: Thinking About Resilience

Posted on 24. Jun, 2015 by .

1

LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

Continue Reading

Nepal Earthquake: LWR’s Long-Term Response

Posted on 04. Jun, 2015 by .

0

It’s been more than a month now since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, claiming lives, destroying homes and leaving thousands of people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. With your support, our staff and partners on the ground have been carrying out immediate emergency response – providing food, shelter items, water filters, quilts and […]

Continue Reading

Supporting Nepal through Vacation Bible School

Posted on 02. Jun, 2015 by .

0

From June 15-19, Sheridan Lutheran Church, in Lincoln, Nebraska, will transform into Camp Everest for its vacation bible school.  This Group VBS curriculum teaches youth to “conquer challenges with God’s mighty power” against the backdrop of Nepal’s most famous attraction. And with this curriculum comes a unique opportunity to connect VBS lessons to real world issues […]

Continue Reading

Meet Krishna, Nepal Earthquake Survivor

Posted on 13. May, 2015 by .

0

This post was written by Umer Khan, LWR’s Senior Director for Emergency Operations, just days before a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck parts of Nepal. LWR staff on the ground report they are safe and continue to work to reach out to people affected by the April 25 earthquake. If you’d like to learn more […]

Continue Reading

A collapsed building in Kathmandu, Nepal,

Second Earthquake Hits Nepal: Notes from LWR Staff

Posted on 12. May, 2015 by .

0

A second, 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal this morning, less than three weeks after the first, 7.8 magnitude quake. Reuters reports that at least 37 people have been killed and panic is spreading. Lutheran World Relief staff are all safe and are continuing to assess the situation. Nicole Hark, LWR’s Deputy Regional Director for Asia & […]

Continue Reading

a group of Nepali citrus farmers raising their hands

Nepal Earthquake: Why We Must Pay Attention to the Rural Poor

Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by .

1

It’s easy to focus on urban Kathmandu and prestigious Mt. Everest in the wake of the earthquake that hit Nepal last week. But what about those who live in less visible places? Two researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote a powerful piece in The Globe and Mail about the importance of reaching the […]

Continue Reading

LWR Early Warning Forecast Report: 8 Places We’re Watching in 2015

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by .

0

LWR recently released a 2015 “Early Warning Forecast” of regions to watch and why. The regions highlighted in the report are ones LWR is actively monitoring. Many of these regions are also places where, with your support, LWR is already in-country, working to help communities mitigate the worst effects of potential crises by developing disaster […]

Continue Reading