Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response Following Earthquake In Nepal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal
Amanda Lanzarone, associate program officer on the emergency response team in the foundation’s global development program, discusses the foundation’s announcement of two grants totaling $1 million to Oxfam America and Lutheran World Relief for humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal (4/29).

Humanosphere: From remote Nepal, a warning against ahistorical disaster relief
In a guest post, David Citrin, an affiliate instructor of anthropology and global health at the University of Washington currently working in a remote region of Nepal, discusses “some guiding principles” and “thoughts on ways to channel efforts and resources” in the post-earthquake recovery (4/29).

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: USAID Arrives in Nepal, Earthquake Response Efforts Begin
Chuck Setchell, the response manager for the USAID Nepal Earthquake Response Management Team, writes, “On Tuesday, USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) — comprising nearly 130 humanitarian experts and urban search and rescue personnel — landed in Nepal with 90,000 pounds of equipment to coordinate the U.S. government’s earthquake response efforts…” (4/29).