Two years ago this week, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, bringing devastation and heartache to the Himalayan country. This tragic disaster—which was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks— took more than 8,800 lives and damaged or destroyed more than 800,000 homes. The earthquake’s effects were far-reaching: collapsed schools, broken water systems, and lost sources of income among them. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at Nepal’s recovery, two years later, as portrayed by the media and other online outlets.**
Bijan Hosseini reports that two years after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and causing extensive damages to property, residents are still reeling from the tragedy — especially in remote villages, where aid has been slow to arrive. Many villages have turned to international nongovernmental organizations for help. Though it's not always possible for these NGOs to meet all the communities' needs, they do bring hope and some relief to beleaguered residents.
Nepal Earthquake Anniversary: Images of Endurance (Online Khabar)
Browse some of the compelling images from Spanish freelance photojournalist Omar Havana. He was in Nepal during the 2015 earthquake. Havana recently launched a photo book ‘Endurance’ as “a tribute to the people of Nepal after the earthquake” compiling his photographs that he captured on the day of earthquake and its aftermath.
Since the disaster, the Nepal Red Cross Society, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Movement partners has been at the forefront of recovery efforts. As well as providing thousands of families with cash grants to reconstruct their homes, the Red Cross has rebuilt schools and health posts, improved local water supplies and helped to re-establish people’s livelihoods.
Nepalese Earthquake Rubble Inspires Creative Response (Nikkei Asian Review)
Deepak Adhikari, reports about the local artists that, two years after the deadly tremor, seek meaning in aftermath of disaster.
Shaktimaya Tamang reports on Nepal two years after the tragic earthquake. Reconstruction in Nepal has been slow since a devastating earthquake two years ago. But in some rural areas women are breaking with tradition and picking up tools to speed things up.
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