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· December, 2020

Stories about Nepal from December, 2020

2020 round-up: COVID-19 in South Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic swamped our coverage in the past 12 months as we highlighted the challenges people faced and the fight against the coronavirus across the region.

New height of Mount Everest announced just as Nepal reopens its tourism sector

The world's highest mountain has grown by 86 centimeters, according to a survey carried out jointly by Nepal and China.

Diary of a Nepali soldier in France

A diary written by a Gurkha sergeant in the British Army in 1914, during World War I, has revealed a whole new side to the Gurkha legend.

Nepal's Sapana Roka Magar, who provides Hindu funeral rites for unclaimed bodies, listed in BBC's 100 Women of 2020

With COVID-19 disproportionally affecting homeless people in Nepalese cities, Sapana's work became vital to this vulnerable population, who are so often deprived of dignified funerals.

About our Nepal coverage

Historical Monuments after the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Image by Ajaya Manandhar. Copyright Demotix (25/4/2015)

The earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured twice as many people. Around 8 million people have been affected with at least 2 million displaced. 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Reaching remote areas presents a special challenge.

Read our special coverage of the Nepal quake »


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