Nepal earthquake: one woman & her story of resilience and hope

Kanchi stands outside her new house in Nepal.

When the roof of Kanchi’s house fell down during the Nepal earthquake in 2015, it destroyed more than a building. It destroyed a home that the single mother of nine children had built with her own hands. But 63-year-old Kanchi is a survivor. She will not let this disaster become the end of her story.

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Why were so many older people killed during the Nepal earthquake?

Dupha's house collapsed during the Nepal Earthquake.

Only 8% of Nepal’s total population are older, and yet 29% of the people killed in the Nepal earthquake of 2015 were older people. Why the huge discrepancy?

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DEC launches Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Men digs bodies out of the rubble in Nepal.

Age International and other leading UK aid agencies have launched an appeal with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help survivors of the devastating Nepal earthquake.

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Nepal Earthquake: Older people among the most vulnerable

Chandramatic, 91, survived the Nepal Earthquake.

A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has hit Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara to the north east. The power of the earthquake has been compared to the equivalent of 20 atomic bombs; tremors were felt as far away as India and Pakistan.

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