Becky Bottle (right in image above) is a returned International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteer who spent three months in a rural community called Makaibari in the Dolakha region of Nepal. Following her campaigning efforts after the earthquake struck, she was invited to a UK Government roundtable discussion in Edinburgh about the Scottish response to the crisis. Her reflection on the day and Restless Development’s contribution to the response is below.
I returned from an incredible three months in Nepal in April this year. It was strange enough adjusting to being back the UK when, just two weeks after my return, the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on 25th April.
Knowing the country’s vulnerability to earthquakes and the lifestyle that many of my friends and host family lived, myself and the other returned volunteers from Nepal were devastated. We set up a campaign called Help Us Help Nepal, raising funds and awareness…
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