IRM Project Interview: Singh Bahadur Khatri (Kerabari, Sindhupalchok)


Khatri was working as a migrant labor in the Gulf when the 2015 Gorkha earthquake destroyed his settlement, and a subsequent landslide made the village uninhabitable. His only daughter was killed by the landslide. He and more than 30 other households had to be resettled. They have completed rebuilding their houses in the new settlement, but their recovery is still not complete.

This interview was filmed in November 2019 for the Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring (IRM) project, led by The Asia Foundation and funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project was implemented almost immediately after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, followed by another major quake on 12 May 2015. IRM is a longitudinal mixed-methods study developed to systematically monitor social impacts of the disaster and the response over the longer-term, collecting evidence that goes beyond one-off damage and needs assessments.

Direction and Camera: Prabhat R Jha
Editing and Audio: Ranzen Jha
Subtitles: Nayan Pokhrel
Produced by Democracy Resource Center Nepal

Related locations: Nepal

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