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SPECIAL COVERAGE: Remembering Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

Why Nepal Is Still in Rubble a Year After a Devastating Quake

Thousands died when a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. But thanks to political dysfunction, reconstruction has been slow

Thousands died when a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. But thanks to political dysfunction, reconstruction has been slow

It was a year ago that Ram Giri’s home imploded. The earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal in April and May 2015 twisted the brick walls of the two-room structure, spilling the exterior into what had been the family’s living space. Here is a brick-filled cavity where there was once a roof, now temporarily covered with corrugated tin sheets, and the small annex that housed the family’s livestock been reduced to a dusty pile of rubble…

 

Nepal earthquake: Tourism industry lagging behind a year from deadly disaster

As Nepal marks the first anniversary of deadly twin earthquakes, its tourism industry is still suffering and there are renewed concerns about mountaineering safety. One year on, visitors are returning to Kathmandu’s still-damaged streets, but not in their usual numbers. Now is trekking season, but for mountaineering shopkeeper Bishnu Sapkota, business is flat. “There are no sales at all. We don’t have time to stay this idle at this very peak season,” he said. The director of Nepal’s Tourism Department, Sudarshan Prasad Dhakal, said tourist arrivals dropped by about 32 per cent in 2015. “Probably we can recover about 50 per…

 

Nepal earthquake: The pictures taken by you then and now

One year after a massive earthquake hit Kathmandu and its surrounding areas, we return to some of those we spoke to at the time. Thousands of people were killed and many of the country’s historic sites were destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake and a number of aftershocks. At the time, many people affected by the quake got in touch with the BBC via social media, email and WhatsApp…

 

Nepal earthquake: Victims still living in tents one year on as foreign tourists shun the country

A year on from the earthquake that killed 9,000 people, many of those who lost their homes are still living in tents and under tarps. But the earthquake proved to be just the first in a string of natural and man-made crises that shook the impoverished nation in 2015. The political disasters that followed the earthquake compounded an already dire situation. In the months after the earthquake, rather than turning all its attention to reconstruction, the Government’s biggest priority was pushing through a new and controversial constitution, which was criticised for its treatment of ethnic minorities and women…

 

 

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One comment on “SPECIAL COVERAGE: Remembering Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

  1. konviktion
    25/04/2016

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