First anniversary of Nepal earthquake
It was one year ago today that the worst earthquake in over 80 years hit Nepal. About 9,000 lives were lost, and 20% of families were displaced from their homes. Destruction was beyond belief.
First Look at School Construction
D2N is rebuilding a total of nine schools destroyed in last year's earthquake. Work has started on three of these schools; the first pictures are below. The three schools are expected to be completed by summer.
Over the Edge Detroit 2016
D2N is bringing back the heart-pumping Over the Edge Detroit May 6-7, 2016.
December 29, 2015 Update
Hello from Namche Bazaar in the Everest region! Now that we have wifi it is time for a trip summary.
In our current newsletter you will find information on our earthquake relief efforts, OTE 2016 and project updates.
July 2015 - Video on Khotang
A video Raju, D2N Nepal country director, has made on Khotang and the aftermath of the earthquake.
June 2nd Update
Khotang, the area in which D2N works, is one of the fortunate districts in Nepal. The recent earthquakes caused no human casualties. However, some 122 schools were destroyed and more than 2,000 houses were flattened. Many more houses are partially damaged displacing more than 6,000 people. More than 4,000 children in Sungdel, Dipsung, Rakha and Bakachol have lost their schools.
May 13th Update
The epicenter of the second earthquake (7.3 magnitude) on May 12th was probably three times as close to Khotang than the first 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Initial reports indicate extensive damage, but as of now there are no specifics. Raju, D2N’s Nepal Country Director, was originally scheduled to go to Khotang this week to gather information to begin to formulate a disaster relief plan, but the trip is on hold for the moment.
D2N Response to Nepal Earthquake, May 2, 2015
It is just one week after the earthquake that has cost thousands of lives and unbelievable damage in Nepal and beyond. News from Khotang and the villages in which we work is limited. Thankfully, initial reports indicate that the casualties are limited, but damage is significant. All projects reported are damaged or destroyed, with the exact scope undetermined. We await formal reports from our local ngo partners Nava Jyoti and CPS.