Nepal's Earthquakes: One Year Later

On April 25, 2015, a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal—followed weeks later by a 7.3-magnitude aftershock—killing almost 9,000 people, injuring 22,000, and damaging or destroying nearly 800,000 homes. A year later, some of the debris has been cleared away, but very little reconstruction has taken place. Nepal held memorial services this weekend and Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli announced the start of some heritage site reconstruction projects. More than 600,000 Nepalese still live in temporary or unsafe housing.

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