Earthquake Response

Elderly earthquake survivor waits for transport after receiving a Winterization Kit - Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
A year on from the catastrophic earthquake, some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal risk being excluded from the reconstruction process, said Oxfam in a new report released today.
Porters carry relief goods up to remote Laprak village in Gorkha district - Credit: Sam Pickett/Oxfam
Oxfam in Nepal supported an assessment into the damage of trekking trails by the earthquake in Nepal.
A woman breaks down when a crowd gathers to watch a digger remove rubble from a collapsed building in Gongabu, Kathmandu - Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
Women in Nepal are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security afforded by temporary shelters, Oxfam said today.
An earthquake survivors stands by her collapsed house - Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam
This policy paper argues that reconstruction provides an opportunity to build back better and create a stronger, more equal country that is more able to cope with crises. However, this opportunity is being missed, leaving Nepal vulnerable to future shocks and disasters.

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