Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Without government help, rural Nepalese try to move past a devastating earthquake

Spread out below the hillside village of Nagarjun is Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest city. And for the people who live in the hillside village, the proximity makes their situation all the more frustrating. Though the villagers are just a short drive from their country’s seat of power, nobody from the government has contacted them about receiving aid, and it’s been more than a week since Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake responsible for the deaths of at least 7,200 people.

A lot of press has been generated in the past few days by the inability of Nepal’s government to deliver earthquake relief to the country’s remote regions, but a visit to some of the rural areas less than an hour’s drive from Kathmandu shows that those...

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