Displaced children from Haku VDC, now living at Sankhule camp, Kalikasthan, Rasuwa. Their village was swept away by a quake-triggered landslide, so they cannot go back home. Some of them are now living in makeshift shelters in Sankhule. The land for the IDP camp has been provided by former CA member Prem Bahadur Tamang and his relatives, who are locals of Kalikasthan. The government has not taken any steps towards resettling them.
A woman at Sankhule camp weaves a doko.
Camp residents walk down to another village to pick the nigalo (thin bamboo), cut them into strips, and invest a lot of time and labour in weaving a doko, but half their earning is taken by the owner of the nigalo grove. Each doko is sold at 110-120 rupees.
Everyone at the camp tries to keep himself/herself busy. Some of the women we met were weaving bags out of wool threads.
Meeting with local teachers and coordinators at Sankhule IDP Camp, Kalikasthan
Camp coordinator Bam Bahadur Tamang receives some used clothes for camp residents sent by friends from Kathmandu.
Handing over basic fieldwork supplies to local volunteers from different VDCs in Rasuwa
Each set of supplies included a backpack, a torch, a first aid kit, a notebook and a pen, an umbrella, and some biscuits.