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Three years after the Nepal earthquake, HI continues to assist victims 25/04/18

More than 8,000 people were killed and 22,000 injured when an earthquake hit Nepal three years ago. Already present in the field, HI launched an immediate response in aid of those affected, providing assistance to more than 15,000 people.

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Incredible Ramesh sets his sights on the Paralympic Games 25/04/18

When an earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, Ramesh, 18, found himself buried, fully conscious, under the rubble. Badly injured, he lost both legs. After receiving rehabilitation care and prostheses with support from HI, he’s back on his feet and training for the next Paralympic Games.

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Nepal earthquake: “When the ground stopped shaking, it was total devastation” 25/04/18

Sudan Rimal, 29, works as a physiotherapist for HI in Nepal. Since the country was hit by an earthquake on 25th April 2015, he has assisted hundreds of casualties, providing them with rehabilitation care and helping them learn to walk again. This is his personal account.

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Nepal earthquake: Nirmala and Khendo still inseperable, three years on 25/04/18

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was hit by a violent earthquake. Hundreds of kilometres apart, Nirmala and Khendo were both buried under the rubble. Rushed to hospital, they each had a leg amputated. This is where they met, attended rehabilitation sessions with HI’s physiotherapists, and learned to walk. Three years on, they are almost never apart and even go to school together.

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Nepal hit by worst floods in 15 years, HI on high alert 21/08/17

As floods and landslides have hit Nepal over the past five days, the death toll has reached 123 dead and at least 35 people are missing. The southern part of the country is the most affected. Thousands of houses have been inundated across the Terai province and 80% of the arable land has been destroyed. 600,000 people are affected - Handicap International’s local teams are evaluating how we can help.

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The impact of your support, two years on from the Nepal earthquake 24/04/17

Handicap International's team took immediate action following the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Two years on, we review the incredible impact we were able to make, thanks to our donors.

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“They are inseparable”: Nirmala and Khendo, 2 years after the Nepal earthquake 24/04/17

Nirmala, 9, and Khendo, 10, both had limbs amputated after being injured in the huge earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. Humanity & Inclusion's team has provided them with ongoing rehabilitation care and prosthetic legs. With the right support, two years later the girls are both walking and back at school. Their transformation has been amazing.

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Ramesh, 19: “We can start again even with our disability” 04/05/16

After losing both legs in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Ramesh Kitra has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement for the other young amputees in the rehabilitation centre. Even before he was fitted with prosthetic legs, Ramesh was active, learning wheelchair tricks and taking part in a race in Kathmandu.

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Uma, 18: “I only have one leg but it’s given me one clear path. To help others like me.” 04/05/16

High in the Kathmandu Valley, Uma and her family are rebuilding their lives step by step following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Their family home was destroyed in the disaster and Uma lost her leg. But after learning to walk again, the young woman is determined to support other people with disabilities.

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Sandesh, 14: “When I stood up for the first time I was so happy” 20/04/16

After losing both legs in the Nepal earthquake, Sandesh, 14, thought he would never walk again. But after being fitted with prosthetic legs by Handicap International, he recently took his first steps.

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Nirmala, 8: “I’ll be a great actress when I grow up” 19/04/16

Nirmala, 8, has sparkling eyes. After losing her right leg following the earthquake which struck Nepal in April 2015, she underwent a long period of rehabilitation with the support of Humanity & Inclusion physiotherapists. Today, she is walking again on her prosthetic leg and obsessed with just one thing: becoming an actress.

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Nepal, one year on: Thousands benefit from Handicap International's support 15/04/16

Present in Nepal for 15 years, Handicap International was able to launch an immediate response to the devastating earthquake that struck the country on 25th April 2015. Taking advantage of advance preparations for natural disasters in the country, we were also able to draw on our expertise in providing care and treatment to earthquake victims.

 

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One year on, Handicap International continues to help Nepal earthquake victims 15/04/16

More than 8,700 people were killed and over 22,000 injured when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. Handicap International launched an immediate relief effort to help the most vulnerable individuals. One year on, we continue to supply aid to earthquake victims.
 

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Winter in Nepal: Handicap International assists the most vulnerable families 01/04/16

Handicap International has distributed winter kits containing clothes, mattresses and blankets to vulnerable families in Nepal who lost everything in the earthquake of April 2015. Ten months on, the organisation continues to supply aid to victims of the disaster.

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Khendo, 8: I have a new leg, but I worry about losing the other 11/01/16

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was rocked by an earthquake, affecting 8 million Nepalese people. Khendo, 8 years old, lost her leg in the disaster. After more than six months of rehabilition sessions with Handicap International, she received a prosthesis and can now walk again. Khendo will soon return to school.

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