Dalits have suffered the most in Nepal’s recent Earthquake disaster

The earthquake severely impacted 13 out of the 75 districts in the country. It estimated that 8.7 million people directly affected by the earthquake. Among them the Dalits “untouchables” are more victimized and suffering from earthquake.

Disasters are not bound by regional or national boundaries, nor are they caste prejudiced. Yet, the bitter fact is that the Dalits are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. The condition of Dalits’ suffering has been unveiled with every successive disaster. Their pre-existing vulnerabilities make them easy targets and first ones to be hit by disasters. This is a story about how Dalits are suffering by caste-quake more then earthquake. 

Report by:
Biru Nepali
Jagaran Media Center
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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