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Getting shelter to people in need in Nepal

A Nepalese family start to fix a UK aid tarpaulin to the roof of their temporary shelter in Sindhupalchowk district, about 40 miles from Kathmandu. Their home, which used to stand nearby, was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake which struck the country on 25 April 2015.


"I don't know how we are going to rebuild", says Parvita.


"But these plastic sheets will at least help to keep us dry when the monsoon comes, and they'll help us keep our animals and wheat dry too."


UK aid shelter kits are being distributed to thousands of people who have lost their homes in remote parts of Nepal. Working with NGOs including MedAir, ACTED and Shelterbox, the kits are being distributed by helicopter, road and ultimately, heads, as they are carried up steep mountain trails to where they are needed.


Pictures: Russell Watkins/DFID

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Taken on May 5, 2015