On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal. Social media alerts quickly disseminated the news of the devastation. This provoked a strong emotional response around the world within the hour. This poor, landlocked, multi-race and multi-cultural country known for its friendly and generous peoples touched the hearts of others and garnered unprecedented support from around the globe in their hour of need.
Time has marched on since this event yet Nepal has barely had the time to plan how it might recuperate. Clearing the debris and making the environment safe for habitation has necessarily taken precedence over building the new.
So much has been lost -- loved ones, homes, basic services, infrastructure and cultural artefacts.
The humanitarian response was widespread, but at the time of this post eight months later, winter approaches.
The people of Nepal require considerable input from others now and for many years to come. There are many international organisations that continue to provide aid such as UNICEF, Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières. You may consider supporting the people of Nepal as time wears on and the resources are spread even thinner. Please select your preferred organisation wisely and read their mission statement carefully before you choose.
This thread is a tribute to Nepal. It contains photographs that attempts to capture a small glimpse of the beauty of the environment and its wildlife, the history and now lost magnificent art and culture, and the spirit of the peoples of Nepal.