This document presents a timeline of key points so far in the 2015 Nepal earthquake housing recovery. Analysis of the timeline infersthat there is a limited time during the year when construction is possible - as a result of cold, snow, storms and rain. This has significantly impacted on people’s recovery. However, this emphasises the enormous efforts made by people at all levels, but most of all by those in earthquake affected communities, to reach where there are today.
There are many lessons from the recovery process so far which demand reflection; we must learn from these and carry them forward in the years ahead to the completion of the housing reconstruction. This version of the timeline now includes a section providing an overview of a selection of key events prior to the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. This is an attempt to highlight the decades of work on earthquake preparedness and response in Nepal which preceded 25 April 2015.