Building back better (and quicker)

Lessons for Jajarkot from the swift reconstruction following the Bara-Parsa tornado disaster in 2019

In a disastrous state

2015 was just a warning, a mega-quake is overdue in western Nepal, and we better start preparing for it

Sonia Awale

Concrete planning

On 25 April 2015 at exactly 11:56, the ground beneath Kathmandu Valley started shaking. Houses built on the soft alluvium of the...

Rebuilding resilience 7 years later

Now that we are wrapping up reconstruction after 2015, we need to focus on building a disaster resilient Nepal

Kathmandu’s temple restoration after 1934 quake

The 8.3M earthquake that struck at 2:28PM on 15 January 1934 was the last major quake to hit Kathmandu before the 2015 Gorkha earthquake....

Sahina Shrestha

Lessons still not learnt

Photos: BIKRAM RAI/NEPALI TIMESEarthquakes are inevitable in Nepal. It is not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’. And ‘when’ was 2:28PM on...

Sonia Awale

Langtang copes with quake and Covid

Six years after deadly avalanche, survivors endure the Covid-induced collapse of tourism

Kunda Dixit

Rebuilding Kathmandu after the 1934 quake

The way Nepal’s Rana rulers went about rebuilding Kathmandu after the mega-earthquake on 15 January 1934 has important lessons for urban planning after 2015...

Miracle Boy, six years after Nepal quake

Baby survived being buried under the rubble for 22 hours, but his family still struggles to cope

Monika Deupala

Lessons not learned from 2015

The clock is ticking on the next Big One, but most schools are not prepared for disasters

Sonia Awale
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