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FoN Sends Funds for Earthquake Relief

It has been six weeks since we awoke to news of a horrifying 7.8 quake in Nepal. For a few days, the world watched a steady stream of shocking images of collapsed homes and terrified people. In those first days, friends of Nepal from around the world mobilized to help

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Jobs with the EPA for RPCVs

The San Francisco office of the US Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire RPCVs! The job announcements are here and here. Applications are due for both positions by June 12.

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May 2015 FoN Newsletter Now Available

Click here to donate! The May newsletter is available here! Inside we have a review of the book Jaya Nepal about a fictional Nepal PCV, a recounting of a moment when the unflappable Daulat Karki encouraged a young PCV, and of course, news about the terrible earthquake of April 25th.  Friends of Nepal is

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Healing Traumatized Victims

Click here to donate!   Art with Heart, a Seattle-based organization, is working on bringing an art therapy program to Nepal to help earthquake victims build resiliency and strength. Art With Heart utilizes a “Draw It Out” activity book for kids healing from trauma, grief and loss. Susan Alotrico, an RPCV

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New Operating Rooms for Patan Hospital

Thousands of people were injured by falling bricks and walls in the earthquake, and many require surgery to repair their battered bodies. Although the operating rooms at Patan Hospital have been running at capacity since the earthquake, they have been unable to keep up with the need. Worse, the backlog is growing, not shrinking, because Patan

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Where to now?

It’s a week later, but it isn’t over. The very unluckiest are still waiting for their first sign of outside help. For most, though, the first phase of the earthquake is drawing to a close: the aftershocks are becoming rarer, the injured are beginning to heal, the debris has been piled up and pushed to the side.

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$50,000 Raised for Earthquake Victims

It is one week since a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit outside the Kathmandu valley. At this time, there are more than 7000 confirmed deaths and more than 14,000 injured, and the numbers continue to rise. Last week Friends of Nepal sent out an appeal for help for the injured, and hundreds of people from around the

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