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Nepal: One Year On

Today, 12 May, marks one year since Nepal was struck by the second of two devastating earthquakes to hit the country in quick succession.

Although daily life is slowly returning to normal, the impact of the disaster will be felt for years to come. The reconstruction process has been extremely slow: one year after the first earthquake, millions of people are still living in temporary accommodation.

On top of this, Nepal remains extremely vulnerable to natural disaster. "This is why it’s essential that the country is able to ‘build back better’, safeguarding against future shocks," explains RedR UK’s Nepal Project Coordinator Erina Mugadu. "Over the past twelve months, we’ve focused on boosting the resilience of earthquake-affected communities and supporting the committed, courageous local aid workers who are helping the country rebuild, recover, and look to the future."

On behalf of all those who have benefited from our work in Nepal, thank you for your support!

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Photo © Solidarités International, taken in Chautara, Sindhupalchok, May 2015

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RedR Nepal Earthquake Response: One Year On