NLT 2015 Sponsored Walk – Steps for Stigma

On September the 19th we will be walking our next annual sponsored walk and this time we will be counting "Steps for 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 leprosy can bring, often finding themselves isolated from their famil...
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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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Update on the situation in Nepal – 8th May 2015

I am sure that you have been following the news on the BBC and elsewhere about the earthquake and so you will know that the relief work is moving into the hills around Kathmandu. In these areas many villages have suffered terribly with extensive damage to property and in many cases the near total obliteration of the villages with little left to show that anyone lived there. This has left many people with no shelter and little food and water, and landslides have blocked roads so that the only acc...
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Serious Earthquake in Nepal

Many of you have been in contact asking how our colleagues in Kathmandu and Lalgadh have fared in the serious earthquake that struck on Saturday 25th April. We are very grateful for your concern and offers of support and prayers. We are also very relieved to be able to report that all our NLT staff, both in Kathmandu and Lalgadh have been wonderfully spared, and damage to NLT buildings has been minor in Kathmandu and in Lalgadh. Dr Hugh and Diana Cross, Dr Graeme and Meena Clugston and Eileen Lo...
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