One year on

blog-1-webRemember Nepal one year on and it is evident from this BBC news report out today that there is still everything to be done: A year after the earthquake and Nepal is still a country of tarpaulins, tents and tin-roofed shacks. I had imagined rebuilding would have begun, but it is as if the country has been frozen in time. The streets have been cleared of rubble and the most obviously unstable structures have been brought down, but that is where the so-called “reconstruction effort” stopped. Virtually none of the 800,000 buildings it is reckoned the quake destroyed have been rebuilt. The lack of progress is most stark in the countryside. Whole villages are still shattered and broken.

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