One year on from the twin earthquakes that devastated Nepal, the country is picking up the pieces, but vulnerable groups and isolated communities still face food insecurity.
Narrative by Simone Gie
On 25 April and 12 May 2015, two earthquakes of devastating magnitude struck Nepal, taking the lives of nearly 9,000 people, injuring 22,500 and affecting the livelihoods of 8 million. In a matter of minutes, people lost loved ones, homes and simple subsistence essentials like seeds, crops and tools.
Hospitals overflowed, tents replaced homes, and Nepal – already home to
5 million undernourished people – suddenly faced a pressing new problem of how
to feed millions of survivors. The Government declared a state of emergency and
requested humanitarian assistance from the international community.