Three months after the Nepal earthquake, the Red Cross is helping traumatised children rebuild their lives.
In a health centre in Nepal, Eliza Cheung leafs through page after page of drawings. They are of all the same subject; a detailed Buddha. Sketches in crayon, pen and pencil.
The mother of the 12-year-old boy who created them died in April’s earthquake. Now the boy’s father has abandoned him.
The boy was brought to a health clinic in the village of Melamchi and eventually to Eliza, a Red Cross clinical psychologist.
“I’m not quite sure what it means yet, but [his drawings] really touch me,” Eliza says. “This is not a simple picture. I think he is trying to find ways to remember his mother. It is quite a traumatic experience for someone so young to go through.” More