• “I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Apa Sherpa — who has climbed Everest a record 21 times — is not afraid of heights or blizzards.

    “The most worrying issue is that the mountains are holding less and less snow and I can feel it when I climb Mount Everest. It’s not a normal phenomenon,” he says.

  • “I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    A series of stories by Ramesh Bhushal, Nepal editor for thethirdpole.net, and photographer Nabin Baral shows that climate change is increasing the chances of melting glaciers, landslides and deadly floods in Nepal. The stories were widely read and shared and had an impact on government officials and others.

  • Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Open Mic Nepal is a project that tracks perception and rumours circulating on the ground among earthquake-affected communities. Information is collected from volunteers and partners who work extensively on the ground, verify the information and present it in these reports to support the work of humanitarian agencies and local media.

  • The Himalayan Ticking Time Bomb

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    If you view the Himalayas from above, they appear to cut through southern Asia like a beautiful scar. But as striking as this mountain range is, from above and from on the ground, it is also one of the starkest examples of visible climate change. Once we see this area from that perspective, it is hard to turn away.

  • Communicating in Disasters: 4 Lessons Learned

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Today on World Humanitarian Day, the world will pay tribute to aid workers who have died in service, and celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism around the world.

  • Can you stop a rumor?

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    For survivors, the immediate priorities in a disaster such as an earthquake seem clear: Get to safety. Help your family and those around you. Reach the people you love and tell them, “I’m OK.”

    But after the initial crisis is over, survivors are faced with a million uncertainties and questions as they try to piece together their shattered lives and communities.

  • Rebuilding, with Radio

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    In Nepal, radio can help make post-earthquake relief and recovery aid more transparent, accountable and responsive — but humanitarian organizations have to engage with local media.

    Read a Medium article by Manisha Aryal, who was in Nepal recently to assess information needs and design Internews’ work in the country following the April 2015 earthquake.

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