At 11:56 of April 25th 2015 the earth in Nepal started to shake for the first time after 1934.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake which had it’s epicenter in Gorkha District at Barpak, killed more than 9000 people and injured approximately 22 000 people.
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless, Poorly constructed multi-story brick buildings were reduced to rubble, and centuries-old buildings belonging to UNESCO World Heritage Sites were completely destroyed at in the Kathmandu Valley.
The earthquake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, and only 17 days later, there was another major quake, with a 7.3 magnitude. Thirty-nine of the nation’s 75 districts with a population of 8 million people were affected. More than 600,000 homes were destroyed and more than 288,000 were damaged in the 14 worst-hit districts.
Many survivors of the 2015 Nepal earthquake lost not only family members, but their home and all of their possessions. They have struggled to provide for their families and to rebuild their livelihoods, houses, and communities.
These pictures have been taken the day of the earthquake and during the following month, depicting what the Nepali people have suffered on their skin.