Determination through Disasters

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Determination through Disasters


Phil Wilkerson is TEAR Australia’s International Program Team (IPT) Coordinator.  This article was originally posted on For

Phil coordinates TEAR’s International Program Team, working with a dedicated team to strengthen relationships and bringing hope and life for families and communities facing the daily challenge of poverty.


When the earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April, I was in the middle of writing a forTomorrow blog entry about a trip made to Nepal earlier this year.  A lot of the work I saw on that visit focused on strengthening the skills of people with disabilities to enable them to improve their social and economic security.

In some ways, my time in Nepal seems a long time ago now. Following the earthquake, our media was full of very different images of people who had lost family members, others whose homes had been…

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