22 months on, 600 quake victim families taking refuge in tents in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Around two years on since the earthquake of April 25, 2015 struck, around 600 quake victim families are forced to live in makeshift tents at Chuchepati in the capital city of Kathmandu.

Although the government has claimed that it has been distributing reliefs to quake victims, many of them have complained that they have got nothing in the name of relief so far.

The victims are originally from Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok, the worst quake-hit districts. Hardships they obviously are facing in the tents which often fail to protect them from cold during ongoing winter.

“We are yet to get relief. There are also problems of drinking water and toilets in the settlement. Children and elderly are suffering from common cold and fever due to cold,” said quake victim Sushmita Thapa.

The victims have also demanded security for themselves as they complained that some people under the influence of alcohol they consume at nearby local bars misbehaves with women and girls in particular and hurls vulgar words at them and it is regular phenomena they are forced to face on a daily basis.

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