In any disaster, local people are the first to respond. Concern is mounting for earthquake-hit communities in Nepal amid a stuttering recovery and the onset of winter. Few of us can forget the harrowing images that flooded the media in the weeks that followed 25 April 2015 – the day a devastating earthquake shook Nepal to …

M ost people know Nepal as the country of Everest, Buddha’s birthplace, and now the site of devastating earthquakes that killed more than 8,700 people in … He said: “The damage has been massive. Earthquake victims, carrying tin roofs to rebuild a house, walk along a track near fields at Barpak village at the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake in Gorkha district, Nepal, on May 21, 2015. “In the Nepal earthquake response, the biggest achievement by far has been the speed and the coverage that the Nepal Red Cross had within days of the first event. Nepal suffered a massive loss of lives and property on Saturday 25 April 2015, when the devastating magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Nepal. Introduction The Earthquake and its Aftermath. These are some of their stories.

A house in Patan that has been left untouched since the April 2015 earthquake. ... — FG (@FunnyGooner) April 25, 2015. In a country that was already one of the poorest in the world, recovery has been a slow and arduous process.

Photograph: Stephen Starr “I took a bank loan for 1 million rupees [about £7,000],” says Awale. Mercy Corps has been working with survivors since the days after the quake, helping them restore their homes and livelihoods and build back stronger than they were before. The Nepal Red Cross had been preparing for a big earthquake for years, says Secretary General Dev Ratna Dhakhwa. Three years ago a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in Nepal.