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Liping the Ghost Town
Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

On the 27th of April 2015 a second earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck 17 km south of the village of Liping on the Nepali - Tibet border. Eleven months after the destructive earthquake the northern border with China remains closed. Nowadays the main Sino - Nepal border crossing point is at Rasuwagadhi - Kerung north of Kathmandu. Liping village, which was once a busy crossing point for businessmen from China, India and Nepal, looks today like a ghost town. Around 75% to the population left the village and moved to nearby villages or Kathmandu. The Nepal government is still assessing the damage but the area looks untouched since the quake hit. The Chinese decision to close the border for security reasons has affected the local population whose livelihood depended on trade and tourism. Is not clear when the road will be reopened. At the moment there is still a big risk of landslides, especially with the coming raining season. Liping residents who remain in the village try to have a normal day by day life and keep the spirit of the community alive.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

People fled their homes leaving their belongings, not knowing when the situation would normalize.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

A pharmacy remains mainly as it was on the day the earthquake hit Liping.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

Kahn Sherwin, 51 in front the ruins of her house. During the earthquake a giant rock hit the roof of the building. She is now living in a nearby village.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

A food and tea shop on the main road of Liping that was abandoned after the earthquake.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
01 Mar 2016

A four wheel drive vehicle drives toward the border where cars are not allowed to cross into China.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

Two local people walk along the main road of Liping, moving quickly and watching carefully to avoid rocks falling from a landslide.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

Several big landslides destroyed houses after the earthquake.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

A local woman cooks in an improvised outdoor kitchen in front her damaged house at the entrance to Liping.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

A local Sherpa woman stands in front of a closed bank in Liping.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

A local woman walks by a big landslide on the road near the border bridge with China.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

Thirty seven year old Sasha Magar stands in front her destroyed house.
Her husband died in the earthquake, leaving her with a two year old daughter. She and her child now live with her brother in a nearby village.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
28 Feb 2016

A pool table remains intact inside what was once a pool club on the main road of Liping.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left a death toll of 24, including 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain.You will also find interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) that were helping victims to recover their valuables and offering all type of support.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event took away the life of 24, including 9 children, and left around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he is getting through this difficult experience and how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain. Also, you can find three interviews with young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) to help victims recover their valuables and provide them with all type of help and support.

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Volunteers Help Victims Of Oklahoma T...
Moore, Oklahoma
By U.S. Editor
22 May 2013

On May 20th a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left 24 dead, among them 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents homeless. In the interview below, a victim discusses how he feels after the total loss of his home and belongings which he worked so hard to obtain. There are also interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) who are helping victims recover their valuables.

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Ruins of Moore, Oklahoma
Moore, Oklahoma
By U.S. Editor
21 May 2013

Homes are reduced to rubble after the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

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Kafranbel, the choice of democracy (1...
Kafranbel, Syria
By Marie
13 Apr 2013

After the Friday prayer at the mosque, inhabitants are gathering to demonstrate. Liberated since august 2012, the city is regularly bombed by the Syrian army located eight kilometers from there. 230 houses and buildings have been destroyed in Kafranbel.

Après la prière du vendredi à la mosquée, les habitants se rassemblent pour manifester. Libérée en aout 2012, la ville est régulièrement la cible des bombardements de l'armée régulière positionnée à 8 km de là. 230 maisons et bâtiments de Kafranbel ont été détruits.

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The victims lost everything
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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They lost everything
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Shamoly slum on fire
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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Fire In The Slum
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By U.S. Editor
16 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.

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The whole slum was burnt
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
16 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.