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  • People standing on rubble following Nepal earthquake

    We will Rise Again - Nepal Earthquake

    Thursday, 18th June, 2015 | Kirsty Smith
    On 4th June I travelled to Nepal to join CBM’s team of local staff and emergency response specialists, who have been working since the devastating earthquake on April 25th to ensure that people with disabilities and injuries receive the help th...
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  • Receiving medicines at a relief camp organized by CBM partner HRDC (Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children)

    Inclusive humanitarian response – change is coming!

    Friday, 5th June, 2015 | Valerie Scherrer
    I arrived in Nepal on May 12th, some hours after the massive aftershock that caused more casualties and a number of additional damages to properties and infrastructure. I could see in the faces of people how their lives were shaken again, and how the...
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  • "Time to leave our houses and fight for our rights"

    Sunday, 24th May, 2015 | CBM UK
    Krishna Gautam  is a Past-President of the Mid-Western Chapter of ‘National Federation of the Disabled Nepal’ (NFDN) and founder member of ‘Centre for Independent Living’ (CIL) in Kathmandu. Presently, he works with the CIL as the General Se...
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  • Aarti being held by her grandma, both survived the Nepal earthquake.

    Mental Health and Emergencies: CBM Partners Meeting the Needs of their Communities

    Friday, 15th May, 2015 | Heather Pearson
    As we watch the events unfold in Nepal since April 25, we are reminded of the extra challenges that people with disabilities experience during disasters.  Those with physical disabilities may struggle to flee to safety or travel long distances for e...
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  • Unidentified man having his eyes examined.

    Seeing is Believing - restoring sight in Ivory Coast

    Thursday, 14th May, 2015 | Barbara Trachsel
    In March, I visited Ivory Coast in West Africa to monitor the progress of our project to scale up the prevention of blindness in the country. This is one of several CBM projects co-funded by Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing Programme. The a...
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  • One year on since the Ebola crisis

    Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 | Julian Eaton
    It has now over a year since the Ebola outbreak started in Guinea. CBM supported partners in Guinea and Sierra Leone – 2 of the 3 most affected countries – were forced to scale down their routine activities like community eye care, cataract opera...
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  • David Taylor, CBM Head of Major relationships son Benjamin Taylor.

    What makes a person with disability so precious to God?

    Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 | Dave Taylor
    My precious son, Benjamin died on May 11th 2013, aged 16. Benjamin lived with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. In his case this meant being a wheelchair user, being non-verbal, being tube fed into his stomach via a gastrostomy and being physically depend...
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  • Denis lying on a hospital bed with his sister following his operation on his bowlegs at CBM supported hospital in Uganda.

    Celebrating a mother's love and care - Mother's Day

    Friday, 13th March, 2015 | Rosi Jack
    As the UK celebrates Mothering Sunday this weekend, 15th March, we’d like to tell you about one very special mother. Roy is 26 years old and has four children. She lives with her husband Ronald and four children in a remote village in Uganda, East ...
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  • two people sitting beside a cow as part of CBM's organic farming programme for people with disabilities in india.

    The cost of twiglets

    Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 | Dave Taylor
    I’ve just returned from a trip to India where I visited one of our CBM partners, Naman Sewa Samiti, in rural poor Madyha Pradesh. I was there to visit an inspiring project, Inclusive Organic Farming. On my outward journey, at Heathrow Airport, ...
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  • Catalina Aguilar speaking as part of a panel in New York for the rights of people with disabilities.

    New York advocacy updates

    Thursday, 19th February, 2015 | Elizabeth Lockwood
    On 9-11 February, I was part of a group in New York, USA, advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development framework. Orsolya Bartha (The International Disability Alliance) and I were quite fortunate this week to...
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