Charikot, where we were today, was the epicentre of the major aftershock of 12 May and many more buildings were damaged that had survived the event of 25 April. After the earthquake, buildings were assessed to see if they were safe and those that were deemed unsafe were marked with a red "X" and were to be demolished. Some demolition has taken place of the worst buildings but many people can’t afford to demolish and rebuild and are at huge risk if there are future seismic events in this area.
We visited a school which was marked with an "X" but the school had simply repaired the damaged wall with corrugated sheeting, again another huge hazard. Another school that we visited, where Concern provided materials for temporary shelter, also has water source issues, so their toilets are not being used. Many villages in Nepal had been declared open defecation free but now this situation is changing. Concern’s next programme is to fix the water supply issues to make sure that the toilets can be used again.