I’m sure you’ve all heard the tragic news and seen the devastation that has resulted from the massive quake that has rocked Nepal. Â It’s incredible. Â The number of reported deaths has already surpassed that of the September 2011 attacks. Â The current estimate is up to 10,000 dead and millions affected. Â Landslides continue to decimate small villages in the Himalayas.
After visiting Nepal last year, I can say with confidence that the country is very much third-world, has poor infrastructure, and would be struggling to cope with this disaster. Â The hospitals that are already struggling to cope with so many patients and so little funding would be bursting at the seams. Â Though the people would still have such strong, unbreakable spirit, and their kindness would be palpable. Â Poor nations are frequently the ones facing the full force of nature. Â I feel grateful to be safe at home, and sad for the friends I made in Nepal who may be affected by this tragedy. Â