QUITO (April 21, 2016) — After a powerful earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday, CARE International is supporting affected survivors with water, emergency shelter and disease prevention.
The first time I see Omar Almasri, he is lying on the floor at the refugee reception centre in Sid, a Serbian city on the border with Croatia. He is too weak to speak to me.
CARE Nepal with its local partner Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal is training local masons to build earthquake resilient build houses. One of the trainees is 37 year old Pyaksi (Sunita) Pariyar.
Dhan Bahadur Gurung puts his crutches aside as he prepares his afternoon meal in his village of Laprak in Gorkha district. His 69-year old mother Purni Maya Gurung helps him serving the meal as Dhan Bahadur enjoys the sun.
Narayan Shrestha, 63 of Dhading village sits on a hay mat basking in the sun with his nine months old granddaughter. He takes out an orange from a basket, peels it off and gives it to his granddaughter.
25-year old Amrita Giri from Thatipokhari in Palungtar Municipality, Gorkha was pregnant with her second child when she visited the Palungtar birthing center supported by CARE Nepal.
Desh Kumar Ghale inconveniently hops down the stairs as he makes his way home. He pulls his traditional Nepali stool and sits in his quadrangle where his nephews hustle in a playful manner. His oldest niece accompanies Desh as she pulls out another stool and sits beside him.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck on Ecuador's coast on April 16. CARE responded to the crisis providing water and other essential supplies to victims, Holly Frew, CARE's emergency communications manager explains to Atlanta ABC affiliate, WSB.