In Pictures: Nepal earthquake - One year on

Reconstructing Nepal - Model Houses 

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 1

In late 2015, the Nepal Red Cross Society, with support from Red Cross and Red Crescent partners began building demonstration and model houses as part of a recovery programme aimed at both training local masons and builders in improved earthquake resistant construction techniques and preparing a model home for demonstration purposes. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 2

A Nepal Red Cross volunteer holds up an infant boy born shortly after the 2016 earthquake, in the village of Suspa Chhemawati in Nepal. The village is benefitting from the construction of the model houses, which will help guide and train local masons and builders to construct earthquake-resistant homes. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 3b

Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

Healthcare & Agriculture: Seeds of Hope 

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 3

Chandra Prasad Shatyal (right), with fellow members of the management committee that has mobilized and partnered with the Nepal Red Cross Society and the Japanese Red Cross Society to build a new health post for the  remote village of Lagarche, Sindhupalchowk district. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 4b

Dolma Tamang holds her baby, Nishan. When she was nine months pregnant, Dolma and her husband were buried in the ruins of their house in Banskharka village, Sindhupalchowk district, when the earthquake struck. They managed to dig themselves out and two weeks later Dolma went into labour. A passing Japanese Red Cross emergency response unit took her by vehicle to a medical centre an hour's drive away. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 4

People in the British Red Cross livelihoods programme in semi-urban locations around Lalitpur, Nepal, are receiving cash grants to repurchase and restock critical items such as tools destroyed when the earthquake struck and seeds for planting staple crops such as rice, maize and potatoes. The subsequent harvest is helping restore their livelihoods. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC

In Pictures Nepal Earthquake One Year 6b

Kathmandu valley farmer, Amrit Silwal, 36, is getting ready to harvest his first crop of cauliflower. It's a good cash crop, netting 50 Nepali rupees per kilo (roughly 0.45 Swiss Francs/0.47 cents) for his family, which lost their house during the earthquake. Photo Credit: Carlo Heathcote/IFRC


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