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Ruins are seen after earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. The 7.9-magnitude quake hit Nepal.

 Ruins are seen after earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. The 7.9-magnitude quake hit Nepal.
Ruins are seen after earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. The 7.9-magnitude quake hit Nepal.

Foreigners who were in Nepal when a devastating earthquake struck the country are lending a helping hand.

They are working alongwith thousands of Nepalese youth who are assisting the injured and the grief-stricken.

Emmy, who hails from Canada, was visiting Nepal when the quake struck on Saturday. She was to go trekking, but dropped the plan, stayed back and is helping the affected people.

“It’s a bad idea to go trekking now. So, I am helping people here,” she said.

She spoke  as she picked up garbage that was strewn near the National Trauma Centre.

Three young women from the US are also helping out at a hospital.

Language is a barrier for them, yet they are undaunted. They are busy following the doctor’s instructions, picking up stretchers and helping the injured.

They are part of Volunteer Nepal and have been working in the country since March this year.

Rubaika Satkota, a young Nepalese, said that she has been busy ever since the temblor struck on April 25.

She provides surgical gloves and helps distribute tea among the people.

They are among the thousands of eager youth who are trying to help out — each in his or her own way.