The Year Nepal Shook

Background On 25 April 2015, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. As well as destroying and damaging homes, the earthquake also severely impacted employment; many are still struggling to find...

One month after quake, education of Nepal children in shatters

"Right now for us the sky is the roof and the ground is our bed," says Shamshuddin Miyan, a teacher at a local Madarsa, which is a Muslim learning centre, that was destroyed in the massive Nepal earthquake.One month on, the Muslim cluster of Deragaon village in Gorkha district is still in ruins. Of...

No respite for 72-year-old Sitaram, a month after #NepalEarthquake

72-yr-old Sitaram and his wife have no home after #NepalEarthquake. Help them. http://bit.ly/1Rh6xQx #1monthNepal. When the massive aftershock of 7.3 magnitude hit on May 12, 2015, 72-year-old Sitaram and his wife Vishnu were inside their small house in Milbichauna village, Gorkha...

Monsoon preview in Kathmandu blows away shelters in relief camp

 Sharelines Strong storm in Kathmandu blows away shelters in relief camp http://bit.ly/1JNI1o0 #1monthNepal @OxfamIndia #NepalEarthquake has left millions homeless. They now face monsoon mayhem. #1monthNepal A strong storm in Kathmandu last evening gave a gloomy prelude of the things to come...

In Nepal, it was more than violent geology

The country is crippled by poverty and poor infrastructure. Devastation from the earthquake was inevitable.Kathmandu was ever a disaster-in-waiting. The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings to the slopes of the seismically unstable Himalayas. The city was nearly...

At least 1,340 dead following magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal

The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areasA powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has killed at least 1,340 people across four countries, flattening houses and temples as well as triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest.The magnitude 7.9 quake was the strongest...