It has been a tragic and difficult year for many in Nepal. Today we mourn the lives lost and homes destroyed in the April 25th, 2015 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the hundreds of aftershocks that followed. It’s also a time to give thanks for the outpouring of donations given in love by people around the world, and the tremendous work of staff and volunteers at MCC and partner organizations who brought aid to over 5,500 families in need. Here are some glimpses of this work from the past year.
Jamuna Chepang (18), and her baby boy Jibesh Chepang (16 months) received winterization supplies from partner Sansthagat Bikas Sanjal/CIRDS, in Dhading District. (MCC photo/Matthew Sawatsky)
A psychosocial counsellor from MCC partner KOSHISH leads a group counselling session on trauma healing and identifying the warning signs of mental illness for earthquake survivors. (Photo courtesy of KOSHISH)
A shipment of shelter materials arrives by night in Dharka VDC after a 8 hour journey on rough roads. Partner Shanti Nepal delivered metal sheeting to a remote community in Dharka VDC, Dhading district, that suffered extensive damage in the April 25 earthquake. (MCC Photo/Luke Reesor-Keller)
Tractors transport relief supplies across a river on the way to the village of Sisneri, Okhaldhunga district, where 100 families received relief supplies and emergency food from partner SAHAS. (MCC photo/Durga Sunchiuri))
More than 50 local people volunteered with partner Rural Institution for Community Development (RICOD) to pack relief kits and emergency food, and then distribute in remote villages in south Lalitpur district. (Photo courtesy of RICOD)