Another devastating earthquake has hit Nepal. While the country is still reeling from the April 25th quake, this is a sobering reminder that tragedy does not discriminate.
Local and global relief efforts are already under way. But we know that, especially after these additional tremors, there is still so much more to do. We can encourage people to support local organizations. We can discourage volunteers who have no business helping in Nepal from going. We can tell people to give cash, not donate useless items.
And, importantly, we have to listen to the people of Nepal.
We can’t forget that in the midst of debates about the best way to deliver aid, there are real human beings who are suffering, helping, surviving, and striving onward.
A videographer from the region has been documenting short interviews with people since the first earthquake struck a few weeks ago. The approximately one-minute clips capture a variety of emotions and actions that range from despair to hope, and from helplessness to doing the best they can in the circumstances.
The clips are raw.
And they provide a glimpse into the complexities of recovery efforts.
A few videos are embedded below, but check out the Youtube channel to stay updated on what the Nepali people are saying.