In 2015 Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes. I entered Nepal with a disaster relief team for recce. Here is what I saw.
Nepal Earthquake April 2015
Birds basking in the sun on phone wires that are still standing - Kathmandu.
2nd May 2015, 2 staff and 3 volunteers from Touch Community Services International arrived in Nepal to meet and discuss with local aid agencies on what sort of resources TCSI can provide to best meet Nepalese needs.
Keeping warm - Kathmandu.
A Korean team helping to extract victims from a building - Kathmandu.
His turn for a short break - Kathmandu.
Bus waiting for it's passenger - Kathmandu.
Flattened rice / beaten rice are some items being distributed to victims - Kathmandu.
Indifferent - Kathmandu.
A volunteer helping to pack donated items for victims - Kathmandu.
Make shift collection point for donations - Kathmandu.
3 volunteers - Kathmandu.
Waiting - Kathmandu.
A staff from TCSI sharing valuable information and experiences to Nepalese volunteers on crisis relief work. Midway through this session a very slight tremor erupted. These Nepalese have grown so sensitive that everyone was up on their feet and some started screaming. It took a couple of minutes for people to calm down and realize it was going to be OK. Half the Singapore team didn't even feel it - Kathmandu.
Twins with grandma - Kathmandu.
This interesting little lady caught my attention. I found out that to date she has walked this earth 104 years - Kathmandu.
She stopped and posed. I obliged. I then showed her the photos I took of her. She expressed dislike of her walking images but smiled with content on this posed one - Kathmandu
The team - Kathmandu.
Pushing her cart of grilled corn. Moving on with life - Kathmandu.
MI-8 - Kathmandu.
Children are a blessing from God. It is amazing how God wires them to overcome disasters quickly and in turn infect the brokenhearted with cheer - Kathmandu.
Curious women - Dhading Besi.
Looking out his clothing store - Dhading Besi.
A common Nepalese meal. Rice, vegetables, dal curry & chicken curry - Dhading Besi.
Journey back to Kathmandu
Devastation - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Running errands - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Girl says hello - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Family - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Classroom - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
In the days to come, we will all hear less of the devastation in Nepal. The world will begin to forget. Their suffering will continue - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Recce - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
She stopped volunteering to pose for the picture - Lamosanghu, Sindhupalchowk.
Children - Kathmandu.
Volunteers sealing packs of lentil to be distributed to victims - Kathmandu.