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One survivor's story: Ground Beneath Her is the story of 14-year-old Sabita, a blacksmith’s daughter, as she learns to balance the everyday duties of a fractured home with her own dreams for the future, following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.  

 

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Nepal: Getting back on our feet


The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 was the worst disaster to hit the country in nearly a century. UNDP’s response was immediate, with activities such as debris removal and management, short-term employment and early recovery coordination. More than a year later, UNDP continues to support the hundreds of thousands of families still struggle to rise above the rubble. 

 

Video

"I was in Nepal that day."

Award-winning global movie star and Nepal earthquake survivor Michelle Yeoh travelled back to Kathmandu in August 2016 as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. She visited the capital and surrounding villages and exchanged stories with fellow survivors of overcoming fear and loss and gaining strength and hope.
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Photo essay

Rising from the rubble: A day in the life of a smithy

On 25 April 2015, Gajaraj’s life turned upside down. The earthquake knocked down his house and buried his blacksmith workshop under rubble. With his home and livelihood destroyed, he didn’t know how he could get back to normal.
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Video

A new business, a new beginning

UNDP works with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to support community radio stations that provide educational programming as well as vital information on health and sanitation.
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Photo essay 

Back on the farm

Strawberry farmers who lost their livelihoods in the earthquake are now looking to recover their harvests with support from a UNDP project funded by Australia.
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