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Crystal Wells in on the ground in Nepal as part of Concern Worldwide's emergency response team. She was in the isolated village of Bhirkot, preparing for an aid distribution, when the May 12 tremor struck.
My heart sank this morning when I heard that another very large earthquake had struck Nepal. As I write this, the reports say dozens more have been killed and perhaps thousands more injured.
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Amidst the destruction and aftermath of the recent earthquake in Nepal, daily miracles and moments of compassion illustrate what is possible when humanity bands together -- babies pulled alive from rubble, mothers sheltering hours-old newborns and citizens rushing in from around the world to provide relief to massive suffering.
In simple terms: the Clintons raise money to support work that benefits millions of people, while others raise money to support the status quo and their funders.
When I woke on April 25 to reports of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, my first thoughts turned to the safety of my Nepali-American son's uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. All fine, I soon learned.
Kathmandu, Nepal -- Krishna Prasad Sapkota has spent most of his 72 years carrying heavy jugs of milk up and down the foothills of the Himalayas to carve out a living for his family.
What is needed is a global master plan for dealing with emergencies created by natural disasters, because they happen often and all over the globe. Independent organizations and governments should all have to organize and stage their efforts through one agency.
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Smart community leaders should look to the future to ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of their entire communities and to help assure a revenue stream even after disasters to provide needed community services.
In Nepal, a country plagued by poverty and political instability, earthquake preparedness has not become a top priority. Efforts to plan resilient cities have been hampered and fallen short inevitably by the attempts to meet day-to-day necessities of the poor.
My heart sank when I saw all the missed calls. The news could not possibly be good. Fearfully, I called my brother in Vancouver. A 7.8 Richter scale earthquake had hit Nepal. The earthquake had destroyed many parts of Kathmandu where my elderly parents now live.
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The plight of the Nepalese may slip to the back of your mind and then maybe just become an afterthought before being forgotten altogether. While there is a lot going on in the world, don't forget about Nepal.
God is not a cosmic magician. God is the ground of being. God is the power that fuels the world. And the existence of the world depends on freedom.