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Building Better And Stronger In Post-Earthquake Nepal

Michael Messenger | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Messenger

At these one-year-later moments, headlines inevitably reappear. There's no denying the challenges are real, and there's no doubt we can expect more. But let's not allow ourselves to become cynical. As donors, we need to be patient, flexible and think long-term. To do the most good in the long run, Canadian support needs to allow for the ups and downs of an unpredictable recovery in Nepal.

Make Giving Back A Part Of Your Routine And A Priority

Development Unplugged | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Even as a kid Tamara had ambitions of "saving the world," with visions of travelling abroad to help vulnerable people. A proud Canadian, Tamara says she feels so fortunate to have been born here: "It's like winning the lottery, being born in Canada. So we owe it. As Canadians we have an obligation to help others."

Working To Make Women's Rights The New Normal In Nepal

Jess Tomlin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Jess Tomlin

It's not easy to be a girl here. And it's clear to me that it's not the strangers who are the biggest threat. It's poverty. It's the lack of good options. It's the prevalence of sexual violence, especially for Nepal's Dalit and Indigenous girls. And it's something else, too. It's the lack of programs for men and boys.

5 Reasons Why Travelling To Nepal Will Change Your Life

Allison Eberle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

The aftermath of Nepal's devastating April 2015 earthquake is easing, and there's no better time to visit than now. Sure, some of the country's most famed stupas and monuments will take years, or even decades, to be repaired, but the country's picturesque natural beauty, infectious culture, and welcoming people will always remain.

Aid Agencies Race Winter's Arrival in Nepal

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Gas shortages have instilled immense fear in families living in Nepal's remote mountain regions -- empty gas tanks mean vital goods can't reach the far-flung the mountain villages. The urgency increases every day as the winter snows approach, cutting off remote communities altogether.

Nepal Just Issued Its First Third-Gender Passport

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Living

It's a milestone day for the country's LGBT citizens.

Working to Bring Back Tigers in Nepal

WWF-Canada | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Impact

Five years ago, the world's tiger countries came together in the face of drastic tiger population decline to set an ambitious goal. With as few as 3,200 wild tigers remaining, a 97 per cent decline from historic populations, governments agreed to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 -- the next year of the tiger. Five years into this ambitious campaign, we have started to see some extremely promising results in Nepal, a country which is becoming known for its innovative work to protect charismatic species like the tiger, rhino and elephant.

Kids Are Still Recovering From the Nepal Earthquake

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

There's no question that children are resilient, and are often able to laugh and play under seemingly impossible circumstances. But as we've learned at World Vision, they are also far more vulnerable to pain, abuse and terror than most of the adults around them.

How I'm Helping to Rebuild Nepal

Mads Hviid Jensen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Mads Hviid Jensen

Kathmandu's weak infrastructure had not been able to withstand an earthquake of that magnitude. In the week following the quake immediate relief efforts were made by locals and large organisations alike. Emergency distributions of rice ensured people could survive the first few days.

In Nepal, the Road to Recovery Lies in the Persistence of Women

Jess Tomlin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Impact
Jess Tomlin

The minute an earthquake (or any emergency) hits, women's organizations are responding. Before the humanitarian machine kicks in, before food aid drops, before reconstruction efforts get started, women's organizations are creating makeshift shelters, finding and preparing food, protecting girls and caring for the sick. They are an essential part of recovery and a huge asset in relief and reconstruction efforts.

Nepal Is Years From Recovery, But Full of Hope

Michael Messenger | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Messenger

Life in Nepal is nowhere near returning to normal, and will not be for many years to come. If your house and place of business had crumbled to the ground, and you were sleeping under a tent in the local park, croissants and gasoline wouldn't mean much -- especially if your children were coping with emotional distress like the children in Nepal.

Ottawa Woman Missing Following Nepal Earthquake Returns Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada

OTTAWA - An Ottawa woman who was trekking with friends in Nepal when the magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck last Saturday has returned home safely.Faye K...

4 Canadians Evacuated From Nepal Are Recovering In India

CP National News | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada

Four Canadians are taking solace in each other's company after being evacuated from earthquake-stricken Nepal to India.

Canada's DART Going To Nepal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Impact

OTTAWA - Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team will be deployed immediately to earthquake-stricken Nepal, federal officials announced ...

Five Things to Remember When Donating to Nepal

Michael Messenger | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Messenger

The unique nature of children's needs is just one thing to consider during a huge emergency response like this one whether you're on the ground in the rubble, or at home in Canada, considering ways to help. Here are five other things to remember when you respond to overseas tragedies.

How One Woman Escaped Forced Marriage and Thrived

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Katie Zeppieri

At 23 years of age, Nasreen Sheikh radically redefines what it means to be a Nepali woman. She is a Sunni Muslim living in a predominately Hindu community and is the founder of a fair-trade sewing collective called Local Women's Handicrafts. Nasreen is an outlier in her community. Typically, most Nepali girls marry between the ages of 15 and 18. The pressure to have a married daughter began to increase with each year Nasreen remained single however, and in 2014, Nasreen's parents decided that they had to take action. For Nasreen, this arranged marriage would have meant the end of Local Women's Handicrafts.

B.C. Nurse Killed In 'Nightmare' Nepal Avalanche

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. nurse was killed after an avalanche buried scores of people in Nepal this week, while an Okanagan man's family was relieved to hear that he's s...

B.C. Man Missing In Nepal Following Avalanche

CBC | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - Oct. 17, 2014: Matt Adams' family said they finally heard from him on Thursday night, reported CTV News. A family in the Okanagan is frant...

2 Canadian Women Found Safe After Nepal Avalanche

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada

A Canadian survivor of the Nepal avalanche that killed at least 27 people has described a harrowing tale of being buried waist-high in thick, heavy sn...

4 Canadians Dead In Nepal

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

An avalanche and a blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including four Canadians, officials said.The co-founder of Mo...

Quebecer Reportedly Missing After Nepal Avalanche

CBC | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada

A cardiologist from Quebec is missing but a climber from B.C. is safe following a deadly avalanche that swept down a Himalayan peak on Sunday, leaving...

These Kids Learned About Child Rights the Hard Way

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Poonam Thapa, a former sex slave in Nepal, is a jurist and educator for the World Children's Prize, a global initiative that teaches children in all parts of the world about their rights. Each year the WCP brings together a jury of 15 young people from all parts of the world. These children are experts in child rights thanks in part to training they receive, but more importantly, for many of them, because of their own life experiences as former child slaves, soldiers, refugees and street kids.

Want to Travel the World? Here's How.

Elia Saikaly | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada
Elia Saikaly


The Summit of Cho Oyu, Part 2: Between Life and Death

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being in total darkness, knowing if you fall you die, and being so completely out of breath and energy that you can only move forward an inch at a time. I'm wasted. Finished. Out of energy. My only savior at this point is the sun.

Not Without My Baby: Crossing the Tibetan Border

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine strapping a propane tank and a 40 pound duffle bag to your head by way of a burlap strap and hauling the weight up a hill at 8,000 feet above sea level. Could you do it? Now imagine you have an infant strapped to the front of your chest.