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Articles tagged with: Nepal

One Year Later: Photographer Shows “Endurance” of Nepal Earthquake Victims

by Robert Michael Poole

This April 25 will see the anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in the history of Nepal, an earthquake that measured 7.8 which resulted in the deaths of almost 9,000. “A colleague once told me, ‘If the story is not told, it does not exist’” says Omar Havana, who captured the aftermath in this series of images.

Learning to survive in Nepal

by Robert Michael Poole

To see the sea was the biggest surprise. It’s so big I can’t catch it in my eyes!” beams 15-year-old Laxmi Napit on her first trip to Japan. The star pupil of Nepal’s Himalaya Primary School, she represents the achievements of two Japa- nese men who are attempting to reverse Nepal’s status as South Asia’s poorest country by providing free education.

According to UNICEF, more than 3,000 Nepalese children die every month, and 60 percent of those deaths are due to malnutrition.And the country’s education system is a shambles following the 1996- 2006 civil war.