#SewaInternational Volunteering Experience in #NepalRelief


Earthquake in Nepal

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I am on a volunteer trip to Nepal since Monday(May 11), working for Sewa International, assisting with the earthquake relief efforts there, but I must say, I wasn't prepared to what I experienced yesterday. 

We were distributing relief materials to people/children of Palathi Village in Barahbisse in district Sindhupalchok when suddenly, we heard the ominous sound of earth shaking and quite literally, earth sank from the feet below. We could immediately see the cracks appearing the loose soil below and ran for cover. There was panic and mayhem all over as everyone was trying to come to terms with the second major earthquake in just 17 days. Luckily, most of the village people/children were in the open ground with us to pickup relief materials averting a major human catastrophe. 

The aftershocks continued thorughout the day, we counted at least 35. On our way back, almost whole population of Kathmandu and nearby affected areas was in makeshift tents and people could be seen scrambling for whatever space and covers they could get to stay away from their homes and be safe. 

After this experience, it's difficult to say when anyone in the affected areas would ever be able to stay put in their homes in night as earthquakes have really shaken every assumption people had on frequency/intensity of earthquakes. Yesterday, I braved to sleep inside the room, but "where to sleep" is an everyday decision for most people here that needs to be made.

At this time, what we need most are your prayers and best wishes to help Nepal overcome this tragedy and hope for best.


Lets Join hands and help the needy Victims of Nepal Earthquake

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