A year ago today, a devastating 7.8 earthquake took 9,000 lives and injured 25,000 people. As we put the past year behind us, Mission Director Peter Malnak takes a look back at what USAID helped accomplish together with the people of Nepal.
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The Real Heroes Behind USAID’s Nepal Earthquake Response
One year ago, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing 9,000 people and destroying 605,000 houses. Within hours, USAID deployed a DART with urban search-and-rescue experts to help save lives. Our DART leader talks about the unsung heroes of the response.
Canines Deployed with USAID Help in Search for Survivors in Nepal
Rescue canine siblings Phayu and Port, from Virginia, joined USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in searching for survivors after Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake last month.
U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
On a visit to Nepal, USAID Acting Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt announced an additional $11 million for earthquake relief efforts and outlined the U.S. response going forward. The additional funding reflects an enduring U.S. commitment to the Nepali people.
“I remember it like it was yesterday. The entire city just shrunk.”
On January 12, 2010—five years ago today—a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince and forever changed Haiti. I was struck by the tragedy and inspired by the Haitian people’s resilience. It is something I will never forget.
Strengthening Earthquake Response Efforts Across Asia
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance strengthens a partnership with the China Earthquake Administration to collaborate on future disaster responses. Read more >>
Bringing the Private Sector into Disaster Risk Reduction
Incorporating the private sector into the process of reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone communities is necessary in today’s world. Read more >>
In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University.
Haiti “A Country Undeniably on the Move”
Originally posted in The Miami Herald It’s been two years since one of the most deadly natural disasters of the modern era devastated one of the poorest countries in the world. Even with an unprecedented international response in partnership with the Haitian government, the sheer scale of the 7.0 earthquake—which killed 230,000 people and displaced […]
How You Can Help Japan: Give Cash not Goods
If you’ve been following the aftermath of last week’s massive earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan you’re probably wondering how you can help. Millions are affected, recovery will be protracted and difficult. Besides the initial, tragic effects of the disaster, millions of people in Japan still have no running water or power. Lines spanning city […]