Helping Nepal: Earthquake Devastation in Rasuwa

 

It has been just over a month since the magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the poverty stricken country of Nepal.  In the time since, people still have not received help as the rugged landscape and lack of infrastructure has made it nearly impossible for rescue crews to get to the most remote villages.  In most cases, the only way these villages can be accessed is by walking; often for many days.  Now that the earthquake damaged the trails, it has made these villages nearly inaccessible.

One of our friends in Nepal recently contacted us asking us for help.  They are from a group of villages in the Briddim and Rasuwa district, near the Tibet border, due north of Kathmandu.  The village and surrounding area was located near the epicenter of the devastating earthquake.  We received this message from our friends that describe the destruction that occurred.

“Now all my family are very sad how to rebuild house again and we have big problem this time earthquake in Briddim and all Rasuwa district.  hope you can kind help me again you can fundraising donation and send to me. Now we have big problem no house and landslide way also so few days ago no internet and not light so now I would like to easy to contact you now I am at  internet place today I will be Kathmandu then write you more information and you rally need to help our village Pelko ,Lingling,Bridim and Thulo Syabru etc..now we family are very sad for my wife sister is not life and also my sister Pema father also not life and all total Langtang village have 186 people are not life now etc..you can possible to fund collect to help our family and region www.helprasuwanepal.org.np

Here are a few photos they sent us of the village now:

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The walking path up to the now destroyed village

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Destroyed houses

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More destruction

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Their makeshift tents to stay in.

Obviously, there is total destruction in the area around the epicenter.  These people need all the help they can get and the We Said Go Travel family is here to help.  If you would like any information on how you can help, please contact us or visit their website.

 

Tyler Brooks

Tyler Brooks was born and raised in the small town of Bailey, near South Park in Colorado. After his first trip abroad to Japan when he was ten years old, he has had the travel bug and since then, has spent his life planning and going on trips. He recently found his talent as a photographer. His beautiful photography is available for sale at www.ttbphotography.smugmug.com

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