Acts Of Kindness
‘Before the earthquake there was competition amongst people, but when everything was destroyed people realised that it’s unnecessary to compete with each other. Human life is nothing in front of nature.’
Our mate Emma from Christian Aid went with pro photographer Gideon Mendel to Nepal one year after the earthquake that killed 9,000 people and made hundreds of thousands homeless.
They met and listened to the stories of those who survived.
What they learned is the I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. stories of how communities worked together to survive the aftermath of the earthquake when landslides had cut them off from relief efforts.
Dipankar, who works for Christian Aid on emergencies, said that, 'disasters such as these often spark fears of a ‘survival-of-the-fittest’ mentality, as affected people become increasingly desperate. Yet, it is also a time when extraordinary acts of humanity take place; when people, despite all they have lost, give what they can to help others in need.'
That’s certainly what we find in these stories (select photos):