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Tibetan Villagers Still Living in Tents Year After Nepal Earthquake


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One year after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the Himalayan country still remains what the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) described as a frozen time.

Tibetan villages along Nepal's border, which were also destroyed by that same quake, have yet to be rebuilt. Many of an estimated 100,000 displaced Tibetans remain without homes to return to.

Last week, Tibet Radio, a Chinese official Tibetan language news service, said Pema Trinlay (Ch: Choling), Vice Party Secretary of TAR, has visited the displaced Tibetans. He told them that quake reconstruction is a top priority in 2016.

It is not clear whether the construction will focus on rebuilding damaged homes or simply moving displaced Tibetans into new towns, as Beijing has done before.

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