Nepal

DEC rallies further support from British public

Authored by Sarah Parker

On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 8m people and left many homeless. Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches.

The UK public has donated £45 million to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal since it...

British Red Cross Shop Drop for Nepal

Authored by Mary

The British Red Cross is today (Thursday 30 April) launching ‘Shop Drop for Nepal’ to give people another way to donate to its Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

The Red Cross is appealing to people to clear out their wardrobes and cupboards and donate their unwanted clothes and goods to their local Red Cross shop.

Funds raised from the sale of the items will aid the organisation’s life-...

Red Cross aid workers arrive in Nepal

Authored by News Desk

British Red Cross aid workers are arriving in the region to assess the damage wreaked by the devastating 7.9 scale earthquake, which struck just outside the Nepalese capital on Saturday.

These teams will join British Red Cross and International Federation of the Red Cross teams already in Nepal to help coordinate relief effort on the ground.

Aid is being sent to Nepal from Red...

Dental students contribute to better oral health for children in rural Nepalto i

Authored by Mary

Two dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are to travel to rural Nepal to help children there keep their teeth and gums healthy – and they are using the innovative and exciting method of crowdfunding to fund their trip.

Sarah Armstrong and Josie Kane will travel to the foothills of Annapurna, a remote area of Nepal, to deliver a...

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