large earthquakes - measuring 7.8 and 7.3 struck Nepal in April and May, 2015.
people died as a result. Across Nepal, millions were affected by the disaster, from the hills of Sindhupalchok, where 90% of homes were destroyed, to remote villages such as Barpak that was at the epicenter of the April quake, high up on a steep mountainside in the hard-hit north-western Gorkha district.
$ 7 billion
estimated damage from the quakes.
pledged by international donors at a June conference in Kathmandu. But the money to rebuild homes has not reached the victims as Nepal was consumed with a protracted fight over a new constitution.
dies in triggered violent protests that were triggered among communities (Madhesis) living along the country’s southern border with India.
border blocked due to the unrest, leaving trucks carrying badly needed fuel and food stranded in India.
taken to give legal backing to the National Reconstruction Agency (NRA), the state agency responsible for the rebuilding effort. The process was completed in Dec of last year.
29 Mar 2016
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Oli acknowledged that "the reconstruction work is not going to end even in decades at this pace". Even today, Nepal waits for the rebuilding process to start.