DISASTER RELIEF

Amrit Sharma

Pictures: A Glimmer Of Sunshine For Flood-Hit Chitral, Pakistan

The remote district of Chitral in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has been left reeling after torrential monsoon rains triggered devastating floods. "Many houses have been washed away in villages across Chitral District. The people here need immediate assistance to rebuild their homes before the harsh winter starts," says Dr Talha Rehman, a Trustee of the Elaj Trust who has stepped up to lead the mission to provide medical assistance to flood victims.
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India Has Wrapped Up Operation Maitri, But Nepal Still Needs Our Help

India's relief operations on the ground have come to an end, but Nepal continues to battle its post-earthquake challenges. Besides the almost daily aftershocks, the upcoming monsoon season is expected to start within the next two weeks. The expected rains and strong gusts of wind will threaten the tens of thousands of people living in temporary shelters, and increase the risk of landslides in mountains across Nepal.
Amrit Sharma

Photoblog: The Everyday Heroes of Sindhupalchowk District

I'm devastated and disturbed after spending the day in the mountains of Nepal's Sindhupalchowk District with Dr Fahim Rahim. He chartered a private helicopter to deliver food and plastic tarps to several remote villages, which have been completely flattened by the earthquake. Today I realised that most professional journalists and bloggers (including myself) have gotten it so wrong. The story of the Nepal earthquake is not about the rubble, it's about the people.

Open Letter To US Marines From Nepal

We, as Nepalis, are mourning the loss of thousands of our people, coming to terms with our centuries-old historical monuments turning to dust, and trying to cope with earthquake PTSD. We are really grateful to you for standing with us at a difficult hour.
Amrit Sharma

No Roads, No Helicopter, No Problem

Even several days after the Nepal earthquake, Dr Pramod Khanal and his team were the first responders in every village they went to. Despite walking for miles through difficult terrain, sleeping in a tent without a mattress and working around the clock, Dr Khanal didn't take a break.