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Meet Krishna, Nepal Earthquake Survivor

Posted on 13. May, 2015 by .

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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 […]

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Second Earthquake Hits Nepal: Notes from LWR Staff

Posted on 12. May, 2015 by .

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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 & […]

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

Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by .

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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 […]

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Five Years Later: The Haiti Earthquake in Pictures

Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by .

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Monday, January 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. It’s painful to recall. The poorest country in this hemisphere, Haiti was the country least able to handle such a shocking event. Even before the earthquake, the majority of Haitians faced decades of problems, most of which begin and end in […]

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Earthquake in Indonesia

Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by .

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What’s Happening? At 2:37 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 2, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province in Indonesia.  Following the initial quake, the Government of Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2. The earthquake resulted in an estimated 30 […]

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Three Years After the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on 12. Jan, 2013 by .

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Today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that leveled Haiti. Three years ago this magnitude 7.0 earthquake severely damaged an already struggling nation. Lutheran World Relief had already been at work in Haiti for fifteen years, but we increased our presence there to help people recover from the earthquake. Three years after the earthquake, […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Suspicious […]

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