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Operation Blessing is providing hope and help to quake victims struggling to survive in makeshift camps throughout Nepal's capital city and in remote mountainside villages

Nepal quake victims still in desperate need

Operation Blessing is providing hope and help to quake victims struggling to survive in makeshift camps throughout Nepal's capital city and in remote mountainside villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal – There are now more than 100 camps in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu that are home to thousands of earthquake victims. With many coming from destroyed mountainside villages to the large city—some even traveling over two weeks on foot to get there—the number of families moving into these makeshift camps continues to grow while conditions worsen.

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The special gift of water for a small village in Thailand

A steady stream of blessing

The special gift of water for a small village in Thailand

THAILAND – Jeom and his neighbors would often wish for rain, hoping enough would collect in the gutters and containers they set out to provide drinking water for their families. Other than rainwater, the only water sources available to the small village were a few shallow wells.

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Monsoon season hits Nepal

Monsoon season begins in Nepal

Monsoon season hits Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – In Nepal, the rains have begun, indicating the start of the monsoon season. For families now living in makeshift tents after the devastating earthquake earlier this year, life has suddenly gotten much more difficult.

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From sold to survivor

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THAILAND – Sokha’s* family was struggling to make ends meet in Thailand, so at just 13 she had to leave school. While both of her parents were away at work, Sokha was befriended by a young man she thought she could trust.

But one day her so-called friend would lure her into a strange location where he would imprison her and sell her to multiple men each night.

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Food and water for Nepal earthquake victims

Food, water for quake victims in Nepal

Kitchens and water for Nepal earthquake victims

NEPAL – Operation Blessing is helping makeshift camps of families displaced by the devastating earthquakes with clean water and kitchens. “It’s hard to tell how many people [are in these camps],” said OBI’s Scott Hill, “because more and more are arriving all the time.” When asked how long it took them to get to Kathmandu, some have said they walked for three to four days.

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