Nepal is witnessing the worst earthquakes series it has witnessed in the last eight decades. On April 25, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit the Himalayan country with a epicentre around 34 km ESE of Lamjung. With more than 30 aftershocks in the first 24 hours followed by yet another quake measuring 6.7 on April 26, a sense of despair spread through the capital city of Kathmandu leaving residents terrified and running helter-skelter for help. The quake left behind vast trail of devastation. Each time the city shuddered with aftershocks, thousands from across the world felt the urge to join those in pain.
With so much loss of life, property and history, Nepal is struggling to come to terms with the large-scale devastation but there is still hope from an otherwise grim and morbid setup. People from all walks of life, irrespective of nationalities, caste and creed have come together to provide comfort in times of pain.
As the Himalayan nation tries to rebuild itself bit by bit, here are some images that will restore people’s faith in the strongest human emotion ‘Hope’.
A woman prays in-front of a small temple which is almost entirely devastated.
Two Nepalese boys play in front of their house which is in shambles.
A family rests at a makeshift shelter near a road in Kathmandu.
A boy comforts his mother who was injured during the earthquake.
A paramilitary policeman comforts an old woman after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit Nepal, in Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
An old woman picks up bricks that were once a part of her house
Helicopter reaches stranded tourists/mountaineers
An Army soldier carries an old woman on his back.
An injured man happy to reunite with his infant baby.
This man helps a senior citizen to his wheelchair.
This rescue worker helps a little girl in distress in another earthquake struck region.
Man takes care of his best friend too.
A flower grows amidst the rubble of the house.
A foreign tourist stranded in the earthquake hit region is provided food by rescue troops.
Multiple doctors attend to a young boy at a trauma center in Kathmandu
A girl tries to cheer her younger sibling at one of the relief camps in Nepal.
A young girl refuses to give up as she searches for and collects her personal belongings from her damaged home.
A rescue worker does not wait for a shovel or tools and starts digging in with his bare hands.
A child peeps playfully through a hole in the roof of his tent in one of Nepal’s relief camps.