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Arpan Shrestha

Kathmandu, Nepal based journalist, photographer & cross-media producer. Most recent gigs with @guardian @AJ101East. Works published by notable national and international media. 
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Sindhupalchowk Survivors A year on since Nepal's twin quake, Sindhupalchowk survivors feel abandoned and find themselves entangled in a loan cycle with uncertainties of payback. Water crisis has already forced young people to migrate to Kathmandu. Elderly, women & children survive on scarce resources. Elderly survivors in Sindhupalchowk live in constant fear & insecurity. The future of many children in Sindhupalchowk is at the mercy of the government & international community. Injured survivors can't afford a follow-up. "We don't know how we will rebuild. We can't do anything with the grant money."


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The trembling began just before noon. Suddenly, violent jolts reduced buildings to smithereens, burying residents under the rubble. The devastation caused by the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years was catastrophic - more than 8,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. One year on, many of those who survived still live in makeshift shelters. Some have gone into debt to pay for medical care. Many are demanding to know why the government is not doing more to help. 101 East returns to Nepal to find out how the earthquake is still taking a toll on this fragile nation.


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