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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NLT Headquarters Building – Funding Needed

Many of you will be aware that our headquarters building in Kathmandu has been under threat of demolition for some time, due to the government intention to significantly widen the road adjacent to the building. In November last year, we knocked down the front wall as a first step but were still waiting for confirmation of the demolition line, etc. Now some nearby businesses and houses have been demolished and so the outcome seems inevitable. As a further step, the team at Kathmandu have buil...
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Sorry for being Off-Line for a while!

Our apologies to all those who visit our website from time to time, and have found us unavailable for the last three weeks. Sadly, some unkind person with too much time on their hands managed to hack into the website and damage it to the point where it needed a complete rebuild. We are grateful to our Webmaster, Dave, for restoring it to working order, and we will try and get the content back up to date as soon as we can. The NLT UK Team
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Eye clinics at Lalgadh boosted by new equipment

Leprosy can cause blindness due to damage to the eye from corneal ulcers. These can occur because leprosy often damages the nerve that enables the eyes to feel pain and without that pain, dust and grit can get into the eye and be unnoticed. The damage that results can lead to infection which can cause permanent blindness. This means that regular eye tests for vulnerable patients are important to spot damage early. Our equipment has been very old fashioned up until now, and a technology u...
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