Photo:Tom Van Cakenberghe/Stringer/Getty
Photo:Tom Van Cakenberghe/Stringer/Getty

Monday 25th April marks the one-year anniversary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that cost the lives of over 9,000 people in Nepal, and reconstruction in the country is crawling along at a snail’s pace.

Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley

When the earthquake hit, historic sites in the cities of Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu became nothing more than rubble.

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Delays in creating a National Reconstruction Authority has meant that distribution of the $300m (approximately £200m) World Bank grant to rebuild over 55,000 houses for the poor has only just begun.

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Brick factories across Nepal are tripling production in preparation for the reconstruction, and it couldn't come sooner.

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Patan, 2016

Reconstruction has gotten underway in Patan, but some 600,000 homes were completely destroyed across Nepal, and many people are still living in temporary accommodation.

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Only trickles of grant money has gone to families from the government, and so far only 661 families have actually received the first installment (£325) of £1,300 grants towards reconstruction funding.

Photo:Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty

Photo:Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty

More than a dozen displaced people died during this winter, thanks to freezing winter temperatures, and inadequate living conditions.

Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty

Photo: Tom Van Cakenberghe/Stringer/Getty

The reconstruction, while finally underway, remains a fledgling process that will in time hopefully gather speed.

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