The floods of 2015 will go down in Myanmar’s history as the worst for decades. Government records actually suggest they’ve not been this bad for a century. Over one million people are seriously affected.
India’s economy is said to have doubled since 2008, but the growing disparity between the poor and the rich is still appalling. India is still a home to one third of the world’s poor people.
Through sheer ingenuity and determination, Caritas teams navigated their way around steep, windy roads on the country’s iconic mountainside to help Nepalese communities most in need.
Three months since Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, Caritas Nepal is reaching some of the country’s remotest communities with life-saving aid before the monsoon rains intensify.
With the help from Catholic communities aroud teh world, Caritas is extending its outreach to those affected by April’s catastrophic earthquake to some of the most difficult to reach areas of Nepal.
For the past few weeks a team of Caritas Nepal and partner has hiked mountainous terrain, witnessed landslides and lived in tents, in order to reach the most remote communities in Gorkha, the epicentre of the 25 April earthquake in Nepal.
Ganga Pathak and Rewati Thapa are health workers supporting the Caritas Nepal earthquake relief efforts. They continue their service to humanity in the face of personal loss.