A year ago on April 25,2015, a tragic struck Nepal which took away the life of more than 9000 people, left more than 770,000 families homeless and destroyed hundreds of landmarks and heritages. A year after the tragic event, thousands of people gathered in Kathmandu , on Monday to mark one anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rattled the country. Prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli laid a wreath at the ruins of the Dharahara tower in the heart of the city, where the iconic structure collapsed in the April 25 2015, quake, killing 132 people.
The UN in Nepal marked the first year hailing the efforts of aid agencies and NGOs. The country’s Resident Coordinator Craig Sanders said: We would like to commend people of Nepal who responded so selflessly in the immediate aftermath of the quake. They are to be applauded for their resilience and courage and deserve to be recognised for their actions, which saved countless lives.
A statement jointly issued by five international organisations operating in the country – Unicef, World Vision, Terre des homes, Save the Children and Plan International – said a lot of reconstruction efforts still need to be undertaken in the coming months.