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Mithu and her son, Som both lost their homes to the devastating Nepal earthquakes in 2015. In April 25th and May 12th, 2015, devastating earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 7.8 and 6.8, respectively, hit Nepal leaving more than 8,790 people dead and around 22,300 injured. Mithu and her husband. Mithu’s son, Som, and his family. […]
In March this year, myself (Jordan Green) and four other Arup Australasia staff members took part in a Habitat for Humanity Australia build in Nuwakot, Nepal. As an organisation, Arup has been working with Habitat for more than 12 years in Australia and abroad to build stronger communities. We found ourselves in Nepal through Arup’s […]
Following the 2015 earthquake, Pipaltar was one of the worst-hit villages in the Kavre district – only two out of its 89 houses were left standing.
April 25 marks the three year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquakes. On April 25th and May 12th, 2015, devastating earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 7.8 and 6.8, respectively, hit Nepal leaving more than 8,790 people dead and around 22,300 injured. These two major quakes were followed by hundreds of aftershocks ranging between 4 and […]
Although Nepal is home to an estimated 61 ethnic groups with 125 different languages, the country’s overall structure is dominated by Hinduism and a highly rigid caste system. Members of lower castes, women and ethnic minorities are among the most vulnerable groups in Nepalese society. Addressing inequalities and ensuring that development is equally distributed across […]
Habitat for Humanity has assisted over 1,500 families affected by massive floods in South Asia, as part of its emergency relief activities in the last month.
News of the recent monsoonal floods in Nepal that have affected thousands may have disappeared from the headlines, but for families displaced and devastated by the rains there is a long road to recovery ahead.
Binda’s life went on a downward spiral after the two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal in 2015.