Relief efforts in Nepal continue following the earthquakes that struck in late April and early May of 2015. For Global Activsm, we talk with Dr. Chandra Chataut, an internist at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Born and raised in Nepal, he traveled to back in late May to see his family and participated in three medical camps in villages most affected by the earthquakes.
Operation Walk Chicago is a volunteer group of orthopedic doctors dedicated to offering medical treatment to impoverished people around the world. They are partnering with Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. Dr. Ravi Bashyal is a Nepalese-American orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with Operation Walk Chicago. He’ll tell us how his group plans to aid the hospital and doctors in Nepal.
In 2010, a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti's capital, causing over half a million casualties and spurring a slew of international aid. Five years later and people are still struggling to stay on their feet with an unstable government.Niala Boodhoo, host of WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, joins us from Haiti.
To get to Kesennuma these days, Japan's biggest port town about two hours by bullet train northwest of Tokyo, I had to take a taxi yesterday an hour to the coast.It's cold and snowing here, with only a few inches on the ground, but a total whiteout.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico's western Guerrero state Saturday night, shaking buildings and causing some panic just over 100 miles away in the nation's capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The U.S.