CPUT lecturers gives ground report from Nepal

Three lecturers from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Health and Wellness faculty were part of the 23 man strong Gift of the Givers (GOTG) team, who more than two weeks ago travelled to earthquake hit Nepal to assist with rescue operations. The small landlocked state was hit by[…]

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Aid workers struggle to access Kathmandu villages

A South African couple were rescued and have found safety with Gift of the Givers (GOTG) in Kathmandu on Saturday after going for days without shelter or food. Speaking to VOC from Nepal, the relief agency’s founder, Dr Imtiyaaz Sooliman said when Mike Sherman and Kate Ahrends were rescued they[…]

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GOTG roll up sleeves in Kathmandu

Humanitarian workers from Gift of the Givers (GOTG) have a monumental task on their hands as they try to bring South Africans stuck in quake-ravaged Katmandu to safety, while assisting in the search and rescue missions on the ground. GOTG’s first team arrived in Nepal on Thursday with a group[…]

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AIF to send SA team to Nepal

Relief organization Al Imdaad Foundation (AIF) is expected to dispatch a team from South Africa later this week in order to join their aid workers from Bangladesh in their rescue and aid efforts in Nepal. AIF began its rescue efforts in Nepal on Monday after a massive earthquake struck the landlocked[…]

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Nepal situation “dire”: AIF

Search and rescue teams from the South African humanitarian agency Al Imdaad Foundation (AIF) are expected to arrive in Nepal on Monday to assist with the rescue mission. Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, east of the capital Kathmandu, followed by a powerful aftershock of 6.7[…]

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Nearly 700 killed in Nepal quake

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing nearly 700 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, reportedly causing numerous injuries. “The number of dead so far is 449,” Police Deputy Inspector General Kamal Singh Bam said. Thirty-six bodies have been counted[…]

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