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No place is too far: Bringing life-saving health care to hard-to-reach communities in Nepal

In the bustling din of Dhulikhel Hospital’s emergency room, Dr. Sanu Shrestha walks with ease between triage nurses in the waiting room, hovering families at patient beds and doctors rushing to their next consult.

A call close to home

April 25, 2015 was a day the world watched in shock at the devastating snapshots on TV of century-old monuments tumbling to the ground, homes collapsing amidst the dust and people looking for loved ones under the rubble. But for Bijay Bharati, a Nepali-Canadian, it was his worst nightmare. His wife and children were staying in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Working with the Canadian Red Cross as a Health Delegate in South Sudan, Bijay watched the news unfold.

Meet five women in Nepal changing lives two years after the earthquake

Corrie Butler, a Canadian Red Cross aid worker, recently travelled to Nepal to document recovery two years after the earthquake. Here, she shares the stories of five women in Nepal changing lives two years later.

Surgery amid disaster in Nepal: A patient reflects two years on

​“I remember the exact day – it was 17 June 2015,” says Samita Tamang. Only one month after the second earthquake hit Nepal, Samita underwent surgery in her remote community of Dhunche, in the District of Rasuwa, Nepal.

​8 Canadian women who are making a difference in the world

For International Women’s Day today, we want to highlight stories of women who have gone above and beyond to provide care and assistance. Throughout history, women have played an important role in the Red Cross movement here in Canada and abroad.  Today, we’re celebrating Canadian women who are making a difference in the world with the humanitarian work they do whether it’s responding to disasters, providing lifesaving assistance in challenging situations or helping improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Nepal earthquake, one year later: response and recovery

April 25 marks one year since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, resulting in widespread destruction. Nearly 9,000 lives were lost, around 22,000 people were injured, and more than 800,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. The Red Cross, with the support of Canadians, responded immediately and three million survivors received emergency aid. Vital relief items such as clean water, food, and shelter materials, were distributed to ensure the survival of tens of thousands of affected people.

Faces of Humanity: Celebrating Canada’s humanitarians

When a disaster or emergency hits, humanitarians are quick to act. Everyday Canadians travel across the world to offer their skills and expertise to vulnerable people. Faces of Humanity is a new campaign that showcases the work of Canadians who are providing life-saving assistance around the world. 

Winnipeg Ob/Gyn shares experience at Nepal Emergency Field Hospital

First-time Canadian Red Cross delegate Dr. Michael Boroditsky of Winnipeg shares his experiences working in a rural emergency field hospital in Dhunche, Nepal. 

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