A New Constitution? – Another Deadline passes by

August 16th was the deadline for signing the new Constitution, and like many previous deadlines came and went without the signing taking place. There does not appear to be any idea of when it may now happen. In the meantime there continues to be much unrest around some issues in the proposed Constitution which have sparked a lot of protests, especially in the Mid West of Nepal, where people have died in demonstrations. Christians in Nepal remain concerned about Article 31 which specificall...
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The New Constitution of Nepal may be nearly ready…..

The new Constitution began to be developed in 2007 when an interim constitution was put into place. The target time for completion was 2010 and after missing that deadline and a number of further deadlines it seemed as if it may never happen. Five years further on and it would seem that a signing is almost imminent and will be a historic event in a country that has been struggling to find a new identity that represents the people of Nepal. The new Constitution will divide Nepal into 6 federated ...
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NLT 2015 Sponsored Walk – Steps against Stigma

On September the 19th we will be walking our next annual sponsored walk beside the River Thames from Hampton Court to Richmond, and this time we will be counting "Steps against Stigma". One of the greatest challenges in overcoming leprosy is overcoming the stigma that surrounds it. As long as there is stigma, people will be afraid to go for treatment and will try and hide their symptoms, until it is too late to do anything about them. They then have to endure the "living death" that lepro...
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Earthquake – Where are we up to? – July 8th update

Earthquake relief has been continuing although it has become more difficult since the monsoon began about 2 weeks ago. The team at Lalgadh has now delivered over 200 tonnes of supplies to five village areas in Sindhupalchowk, four village areas in Sindhuli, and one village area in Ramechhap. Some of these villages like Golche in Sindhupalchowk have been within a few kilometres of the Tibetan border. The death toll in Nepal is now nearly 9,000 people, with more than 800,000 homes destr...
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Earthquake Relief work by NLT – nearly 120 tonnes delivered so far!

Those of you following the news will be aware of the efforts of relief agencies in Nepal to take aid to people who have lost houses and food supply due to the earthquake on April 25th. Since then there have been almost 300 significant aftershocks including a severe one on 12th May which caused further serious damage and loss of life. Our fantastic staff at Lalgadh decided early on to get involved and have been delivering food, tarpaulins and blankets to families in serious need in Sindhuli D...
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Further serious earthquake in Nepal

Yesterday (Tuesday 12th May) afternoon at about 12.50pm Nepal time, another large earthquake measuring 7.3 occurred, centred near the district of Sindhuli, just north of Lalgadh. Thirty minutes later a second earthquake measuring 6.8 took place slightly further north. Firstly to reassure you that our staff are OK, even though two teams were out delivering relief aid in the affected areas at the time of the earthquakes. One team in a village at the southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley had...
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