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After the Earthquake

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After the Earthquake: Nepal's Children Speak Out. Nepal Children's Earthquake Recovery Consultation

A children’s consultation with 1,800 boys and girls from 14 severely-affected districts was undertaken to better understand the consequences for children of the two major earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015.

The objectives of the consultation were to hear directly from children about the challenges they are facing in the aftermath of the earthquakes and to seek their recommendations for recovery. The findings demonstrate the severe impact of the earthquakes on children.

The report shows the necessity of not only prioritising the more tangible requirements such as shelter, but also the psychosocial and protection needs of children and their families. It also provides recommendations from the children on how they would like their communities to be rebuilt and the roles they saw for themselves in this process.