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Frustration in Nepal as 'aid remains unspent,' one year after deadly quakes

One year on from the first of two devastating earthquakes in Nepal feelings of frustration, disappointment and despair are evident. As MPs took part

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Frustration in Nepal as 'aid remains unspent,' one year after deadly quakes

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One year on from the first of two devastating earthquakes in Nepal feelings of frustration, disappointment and despair are evident.

As MPs took part in a memorial ceremony in Kathmandu, a group of around 100 protesters rallied against what they perceive as inaction by the government in the wake of the catastrophe.

More than 9,000 people were killed in the magnitude-7.8 and 7.3 quakes, which occurred within 17 days of each other.

Millions more were left homeless. Aid groups report around one in seven people are still living in temporary accommodation, 12 months after the disaster.

According to the Red Cross, political quarreling means 4.1 billion dollars of international aid earmarked for construction remains unspent.

A period of three days of mourning has been designated to remember those who perished.

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