MEDIA ADVISORY - World Vision's Michael Messenger back from Nepal's earthquake zone
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3, 2015 - World Vision Canada's incoming president Michael Messenger has returned to Canada after five days in Nepal, where he visited families and communities affected by the massive earthquake that struck the country on April 25th.
He'll be available to talk about his experiences in the aftermath of the quake and explain the immediate and longer-term needs that will need to be met to help Nepal recover from this disaster.
WHAT: Michael Messenger available for one-on-one interviews. He can speak about:
- devastation that he has witnessed in the region
- challenges with getting aid to those who need it most in rural communities
- World Vision's child-friendly spaces that are operational in the Kathmandu valley
- victims he has met, including Bhoj Kumar Tharawho lost his pregnant wife who was shielding her 5-year-old daughter
WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: World Vision Canada's head office
1 World Drive
VISUALS: Photos, B-roll of earthquake recovery efforts and Child Friendly Space.
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