Labourers clear debris from a collapsed home in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Most reconstruction work is being undertaken by daily laborers who make around 800 rupees per day [$8.00], as well as neighbors and house owners. In most cases, the work, mostly done by hand, is not being supervised by engineers. The government has deployed 178 technicians to assist in the construction of earthquake-resistant houses. However, residents say the technicians rarely visit affected areas to assess the reconstruction.
- Credits Omar Havana/IRIN
- Themes Environment and Disasters
- Regions Asia Nepal