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Posts by Topic: Disaster Recovery

Rebuilding hope, brick by brick

In the days, weeks and months following the first 7.8 magnitude quake, I, my field office team, our partners, and a handful of volunteers, distributed food, shelter, supplies, and medicine to tens of thousands of Nepalese and Tibetans affected by the quakes.

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Mt. Everest Day, A Perspective

For my family, this year marks the 67th anniversary of my father Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Chomolungma (Everest) on May 29th, 1953. The occasion this year is bittersweet.

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In the Khumbu: Rebuilding in Thame

The 2015 earthquakes hit Thame hard, leaving the gompa damaged and the monks' hostel uninhabitable. We were glad to pitch in with rebuilding, and now the new hostel is nearly ready for the monks to call home.

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Sherpa community celebrates reopening of Khumjung Gompa

400-year-old Khumjung Gompa, damaged beyond repair by the earthquakes, joyfully reopened its doors to the Sherpa community again this weekend.

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Syabru: rebuilding a village

The two earthquakes of April 25 and May 12 last year brought down every home in the village of Syrabru. Thankfully, new earthquake-resistant homes are beginning to come up, one by one.

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The Great Escape, pt. 2: Return to Lo Manthang

Luigi Fieni, AHF art conservator, returns to Mustang to discover the fate of the gompa wall paintings he has poured his heart into.

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A light at the end of the tunnel

Bakhang Nunnery in Sindhupalchowk, near the Tibet border, was home to 212 nuns, ranging in age from 19 to 98. Many of the nuns were Tibetan refugees who escaped to Nepal to study dharma unhindered.

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Back in Sindhupalchowk: new books, new school!

After the earthquake, AHF delivers supplies to the badly damaged Krisha Ratna Ganga High School.

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More temporary learning centers = more TLC

In the quake-ravaged district of Sindhupalchowk, an estimated 80% of homes were destroyed and almost 2,000 lives were lost. We've ‘adopted’ seven public schools there.

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Smarts and heart: twelve village heroines

12 young women from Lalitpur, all STOP Girl Trafficking grads, had enough of living in cramped shacks made from the rubble of their homes. That’s when they sent us their big idea.

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