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We asked Nyakuong Madol why the food aid she received is gone in days. She replied simply:

"We help them because the children in my neighbour’s house cannot die while I have food. They cannot die alone. If we die, we die together.”
Nyakuong Madol "If we die, we die together.”
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Who are the people affected by the severe food crisis in #SouthSudan; how have they survived conflict and now hunger?
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This is the story of the year since the devastating Nepal earthquake, it's the story of what happened next, and the story of how a famously resilient people survived and began to rebuild their lives. It's also your story, you helped make this happen.

Click the link to begin the journey we've called Aftershock.
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Before the 2015 #Nepal earthquake Khadka - pictured here with his granddaughter Prakriti - had a small shop selling seasonal vegetables, food was also grown to feed his family. Straight after the quake he and his family's lives were turned upside down, they were in shock.

The urgent response of DEC members helped with survival items such as food, clothing and shelter. And now Khadka's life moves into a new phase with the help of masonry training provided by a local partner of DEC member CAFOD. Through your donations Khadka is building back safer, putting into practice his training and constructing a new home for his family.
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Shantha and her husband were two of the lucky ones, even though their house was damaged by the 2015 earthquake it wasn't catastrophic, allowing them to still live in their own home. A few months after the quake they heard about safe shelter reconstruction training delivered by DEC member Christian Aid which they both signed up for.

This amazing couple took that training, their good fortune and turned it into a business to help rebuild homes in their local community. Wanting to ensure their work made a difference they actively kept costs low and are planning to train others to help with the recovery. A true reflection of the DEC ethos: Together We're Stronger!

Shantha has this special message for all those who donated to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal: "Thank you so much for the training you have provided, this has been the difference between happiness and sadness”.
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People survive any way they can in South Sudan, some are lucky to catch a few fish to stave off hunger...
People in South Sudan survive on whatever food they can find.
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Meet Michael, a blind man in his 80s who still fishes regularly. Read the link to find out how.
Michael Tilian with his son Yuanis
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Our chief executive Saleh Saeed recently visited South Sudan were 5.3 million people could face a severe food crisis in a matter of months; follow the link to find out what he saw.
World leaders, aid agencies and others are attending the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to discuss efforts to tackle global crises. Saleh Saeed, chief executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee, is attending and explains why finding more money, more quickly for crises like South Sudan is his main concern.
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AMAZING! The grand total for the DEC ‪#‎NepalQuake‬ Appeal is £87 million, thank YOU!

We've published a new update which explores how your donations have been helping here>> http://www.dec.org.uk/article/nepal-one-year-on-more-than-16-million-helped
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Meet Santa Bahadur Ale; the 2015 #Nepal earthquake destroyed his home, what's worse with a loss of agriculture due to damaged lands and drop in available work money became scarce.

Undeterred and determined to carry on Santa salvaged his carpentry machinery and sought out any small jobs he could find to fund basic living needs.

With support from DEC member agencies which included food, shelter items, clothes he's getting back on his own feet again. Your donations have been critical to helping him rebuild his lives, there are many more like Santa who you've supported.
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"We were all inside the house but my grandmother was cooking on her own. As the earthquake struck, the top two floors collapsed but I had just enough time to get out alive. I was hurt and unconscious for five minutes and when I regained my consciousness a horrifying reality struck me that my grandmother didn't make it out. In my entire village there was only one death, my grandmother. The earthquake wiped away our vegetation and livestock and only a few months later, my father became paralysed losing his job. We were in a really bad place and needed to turn things around fast”.

Saira's story is harrowing but she tells it with a strong sense of determination. After the earthquake your donations provided her and her surviving family with food and temporary shelter but it hasn't stopped there. Saira sought a job at the Christian Aid run temporary learning centre where her younger brother and sister were attending for school. Saira told us she wanted to teach Nepali and health studies!

Now, out of the nightmare of the quake her dream has been realised; she's a licensed teacher, enabling her to have a paid job to support her family. Saira is one of many Nepali people your donations have helped in the year since the earthquake.
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The DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.
Introduction
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) was formed in 1963. We are an umbrella organisation for 13 humanitarian aid agencies.

The 13 member agencies are:
The member agencies are the leading UK registered humanitarian charities that fulfil certain criteria. DEC members have the profile to ensure successful national appeals and expertise in the delivery and provision of aid.