Helping Nepal After Earthquake

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If you want to see a bit more about the earthquake in Nepal  go to these sites:

http://gorkhafoundation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorkha-Foundation/191426006477?fref=nf
http://www.wehelpnepal.org/
http://icimod.org/?q=17851
https://www.facebook.com/liesl.messerschmidt
https://www.facebook.com/hans.messerschmidt.3
https://www.facebook.com/don.messerschmidt.5
https://www.facebook.com/andrew.manzardo.1

After the earthquake, the Peace Corps and Embassy evacuated all PCVs from Nepal. The Embassy and the Peace Corps did not give the PCVs the option to stay and help in the relief efforts, and provide them some subsistence to do so. The PCVs, with their fluency in Nepali, could have been assigned to work with international relief organizations, to assist in the effort, especially in the more remote communities near the epicenter. But, to simply route them out of the country – done! – doesn’t seem very much in tune with the Peace Corps ethic.

I am sure that Peace Corps/Kathmandu had their reasons. Maybe the Staff wanted to go home.

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