Category Archives: Nepal

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A Long Year

Looking back at a year of MAF serving the recovery effort in Nepal

Mansari was working along cliffs in Kashiguan, Nepal, gathering fodder to feed her animals when a rock that had been loosened during earlier earthquakes fell on her head. The 23-year-old fell 350m to the bottom of the cliff, where her parents found her […]

A Chance Meeting

Airport meeting gives insight into what British Charity CAN is doing in Nepal

Doug Scott, CBE, made the first British ascent of [the south-west face of] Everest in 1975, and since then has wanted to help the mountain people of Nepal.  He founded UK based charity, Community Action Nepal (CAN).  Since CAN started operation in 1994 […]

Meeting Needs in Nepal

By Angela Harding It’s my first time in a helicopter1 and when Captain Tord Niklas asks me what I think, I instinctively reply that it’s surreal… the’ lighter than air’ sensation as we gently lift off the ground is something that you don’t experience in a fixed wing aircraft. It’s out of this world! It’s […]

Nepal Update, August 13, 2015

Here are also some short stories demonstrating the difference the helicopter facility is making:

Lakpa and Sanatan, Nepali Volunteers

Lakpa and Sanatan survived the Nepal earthquake intact in Kathmandu, but felt desperate to help their fellow countrymen who were suffering. Through friends and a Facebook plea for volunteers, they and many others began contacting their foreign friends […]

The Salvation Army Delivers Solar Lamps and Food in Nepal

Betsy Baldwin (Technical Advisor – Disaster Relief and Recovery for the The Salvation Army World Service Office) reports on the Salvation Army’s recent flights in the Nepal earthquake relief effort:

May 15, 2015 – Visit to Sambung, Sindhupulchok

The Salvation Army delivered food and solar lamps to Sambung in Sindhupulchok.

The Salvation Army made a second visit […]

MAF Assessing Disaster Response Needs in Nepal

April 27, 2015 – Mission Aviation Fellowship Disaster Response personnel have arrived in Nepal and are assessing how the ministry can best help in the country following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday.

“Our hearts are hurting for the people of Nepal in the wake of this tragedy,” said John […]