23 July 2015, The Tablet

‘I saw my house falling down’

by Nana Anto-Awuakye

 
Three months after the worst disaster in living memory killed thousands and left many more homeless, people in Nepal are still struggling. Life is hardest for the Dalit community, the former ‘Untouchables’, and hardest of all for Dalit women Even before the earthquake struck, a quarter of Nepal’s population were living in extreme poverty, many of them in villages that lie miles from the nearest road. Now, as the monsoon rains begin in earnest, it is becoming increasingly difficult for aid agencies to reach the most remote areas. Working in 10 of the worst hit districts, Caritas Nepal has delivered aid to almost 300,000 people. Its staff and volunteers have pushed trucks through mud, hiked up mountains and flown by helicopter to reach isolated villages.The Dalit com
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