Nepal - Earthquake Response
Adrienne Mack-Davis and feleciacruz set out to Kathmandu on May 8, 2015 to implement an emergency response to child trafficking and document the events. The agents spent time clearing rubble at Bungamati Village with All Hands, spoke with over 100 people about their experiences, spread vital education about the risks of trafficking and personally took on the care of two young ladies affected by the disaster they had known since the first endeavor to Nepal in 2013.
On May 12, 2015 while AMD and fc were in Kathmandu just 17 days after the first earthquake another 7.1 hit. Unstable buildings fell, additional people were killed and the city was once again on edge. Many volunteers left and the locals decided sleeping outside and barely occupying the usually packed streets was the safest way to live. The damage is estimated to take 15 years or more to clean up and with monsoon season starting in June the everyday risk of injury and death is very real for everyone.
The earth rumbled non stop during the FFF agents 10 days in Nepal, they experienced a total of 37 aftershocks/earthquakes while doing what they could for a country that gave so much to them two years prior. This endeavor was made possible by Hannibal Buress, Pushermania, Diana Washburn & Jou Jou Saba.