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Emergency Blog

Indira (right) sustained a severe spinal cord injuries when her house collapsed on her in the Nepal earthquake. Her sister Mandira is visiting her in the special ward for female patients at cbm's partner 'International Nepal Fellowship' (INF), in Pokhara.
May 11, 2015

Buried under debris Indira survived the earthquake

Buried under the debris of her family’s mud house Indira sustained a spinal cord injury. Medical help was out of reach. Indira had to go through immense pain until she was transferred to a hospital four days later. The earthquake…
CBM partner Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children in Nepal (HRDC) organized an outreach/ disability relief camp in Sipaghat village in Sindhupalchowk district, to provide medical care to victims of the earthquake. The team of 20 medical and paramedical staff attended to a total of 133 clients, with all kinds of diseases and injuries.
May 4, 2015

Relief camps are on the way...

Ashok, our RCS Field Coordinator joins the "Disability Relief Camps" to Sindhupalchowk - a district that has one of the highest number of casualties. In his blog article he shares with us how horrified he was himself when the earthquake…
Rajendra survived the earthquake
May 1, 2015

Rajendra crawled for his life when the earth quaked

When the earthquake shook Nepal and everyone ran outside their homes for shelter and safety, Rajendra was left behind. He has polio which is a disease that affects both his legs to an extent that he cannot stand or walk.…
This image shows Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur city, which experienced significant devastation
Apr 28, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Questions & Answers

Questions and answers on the Nepal earthquake, including the importance of ensuring a disability inclusive response. What happened?On 25th April 2015 at 11:41 local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with the epicentre 81km northwest of Kathmandu. There were…
On 25th April 2015 at 11:41 local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with the epicentre 81km northwest of Kathmandu. There were tremors of up to two minutes and by evening, at least 18 aftershocks had been felt.  By 8pm local time more than 800 people are known to have died, with more than 2000 casualties. The number of casualties is expected to increase greatly as information is collected.  This image shows the collapsed building described below by Mitralal Shrestha, CBM Nepal Finance and Admin Officer.
Apr 26, 2015

Catastrophic Earthquake shakes Nepal

A massive earthquake struck Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Saturday morning, 25 May 2015. Thousands feared dead and injured. A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has shaken the Himalayas Nepal and adjacent regions in India on Saturday morning. The epicenter was…
Please donate to ensure that no one is left behind in the Emergency Response to Cyclone Pam
Mar 25, 2015

Our Pacific neighbours with disabilities need help

Imagine navigating damaged roads and buildings if you are unable to see, hear or walk. Cyclone Pam has had a huge impact on human infrastructure, lives and livelihoods, particularly for people with disabilities living in Vanuatu. cbm is prioritising the…
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