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Mission East is training local communities in how to handle disasters. In this photograph, local villagers are trained in search and rescue work. Photo: Bibek Karki
Mission East saves lives in Nepal – now and many years ahead – by training the population to reduce the risk of disasters. Lizz Harrison, an expert in disaster risk reduction, and explains how. By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer, July 3 2017 When a disaster strikes, it may destroy people’s lives, homes and livelihood. It may also cause a lot of damage to a country’s economy. If the country is poor, it is much more difficult to respond to the disaster, and its development may come to a standstill. That is why it is important to help developing countries prepare for natural hazards like...
 

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Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia and indeed one of the poorest in the world. Poverty is particularly hard in remote areas.

The country’s tentative peace has meant that Mission East is now better able access the remote, food insecure areas of Nepal which means that initiatives seekeing solution to the problems are becoming more possible. Some of the problems are: lack of access to safe water, poor sanitation facilities, poor hygiene practices and food insecurity. All of these made worse by the lack of infrastructure, the isolation and the very difficult geological conditions in the mountainous Himalaya range. 

Therefore Mission East alongside its local partners has undertaken a range of activities in order to address those fundamental needs.

For more detail on our work you can either look through the projects on this site or download our 2014 Nepal annual report here.

Mohan Khadka (in the dark blue shirt) is being trained in first aid. Photo: Bibek Karki

Mission East aims to enable people in remote communities to respond quickly and effectively when the next disaster strikes.

By Lizz Harrison, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Mission East Nepal

Mission East is training local communities in how to handle disasters. In this photograph, local villagers are trained in search and rescue work. Photo: Bibek Karki

Mission East saves lives in Nepal – now and many years ahead – by training the population to reduce the risk of disasters. Lizz Harrison, an expert in disaster risk reduction, and explains how.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer, July 3 2017

Laxmi Shahi had a tough childhood before moving into the HEAD Vision Home. Photo: Mission East

The partner organisation of Mission East, HEAD Nepal, locates blind and partially sighted children in remote mountain villages and ensures that they attend school. Laxmi Shahi is one of these children.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer

Patrick Sweeting (left) with Gobindra from Mission East’s local partner organisation, KIRDARC, on a road in Mugu District that is being built with manual labour. It will take years before it is completed. Photo: Mission East

The Mission East Country Director for Nepal realises that it can be expensive to work in the most remote parts of the country. But it is also necessary, he says, given that Mission East aims to reach the most vulnerable.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer