Robin Needham

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: longtime director of the non-profit international aid organization CARE Nepal who was best known for his involvement in relief efforts for deprived parts of Asia and Africa for more than three decades as he had recently led a number of projects throughout rural Nepal (including areas controlled by armed Maoist rebels) in healthcare, the management of water and the development of women's rights and education.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: August 28, 1953

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Phuket, Thailand