"What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal.
On 25 April 2015 a massive earthquake hit Nepal, followed by another on 12 May. Two years on, hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets. The worst affected are disadvantaged groups, including landless people, who are not eligible for government reconstruction assistance. Earthquake survivors from disadvantaged groups generously shared their stories of hardship with Amnesty International. Their experiences illustrate the gaps in reconstruction which need to be urgently addressed by the Government of Nepal.