Skelmersdale charity assists earthquake recovery in Nepal

‘As I remembered my mother on Mothering Sunday, I also remembered another young mother whom I had met a few days earlier on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal’ reflects Keith Laycock, Chairman of Resolve International. The Nepalese mother lives in an area which had suffered badly in the 2015 earthquakes. The poorest people in … Read more

Nepal one year on, most vulnerable people risk exclusion from earthquake recovery

Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal are being excluded from the reconstruction process a year after the earthquake that killed 8,700 people, said Oxfam in a new report published today. Oxfam’s research from other disasters – such as the Asian tsunami and the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines – shows that women … Read more

Nepal should grab opportunity to rebuild stronger, says Oxfam

The international community must support the Nepalese government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country and make it more resilient to future disasters, Oxfam and local organisations said today ahead of a donors’ conference tomorrow. Two months on from the first massive earthquake, people still need humanitarian aid, but the focus must also … Read more

Women and girls receive support as Britain helps rebuilding efforts in Nepal

The £10 million funding will immunise children, ensure women can deliver babies safely and help rebuild damaged health facilities. Britain is leading the rebuild of thousands of hospitals in Nepal to get health services up and running and ensure vulnerable groups like girls and women are protected following the devastating earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine … Read more

British aid provides shelter for over 65,000 Nepalese people

Vital shelter kits will help thousands of people who lost their homes following the Nepal earthquake. Britain has already provided much-needed emergency shelter to more than 65,000 displaced people across Nepal and more shelter kits are being delivered in the coming days, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. The majority of the shelter kits … Read more

Nepal: EU increases its financial support in the aftermath of the earthquake

Today, the European Commission has approved financial support worth €16.6 million to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago. The assistance will be provided directly to the Government of Nepal and will be available later this week. Following the joint EU-UN mission to Nepal, an additional €3 … Read more