The forest and plants have grown a lot since the camp was first established.
Indra / PhotoVoice / LWF
To pass the day and to keep up with politics in Nepal and Bhutan, some people have bought televisions by working outside the camps. This is not the same for all families- many cannot even buy clothes for their children. Til Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
Preparing bamboo to fix a hut.
Dil / PhotoVoice / LWF
Re-building huts. When we first arrived in Nepal a camp had been made near a river. My family built a hut out of bamboo and plastic. After 15 days we were given rice which meant we could survive. This is the way we have survived for years since. Dil / PhotoVoice / LWF
She is smearing her hut with mud. This keeps it clean and tidy which is the only way to eradicate disease. It also makes the hut more decorative. Bishnu Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
We are refugees so our homes are made of mud and plastic. My brothers are repairing our house. Though we are refugee we are satisfied and we make the house as nice as possible. Dilu / PhotoVoice / LWF
Threading bamboo to make hut walls.
Dhanapati / PhotoVoice / LWF
In the camps we make our huts look attractive by growing plants and hedges. I remember our house in Bhutan. Now someone else lives there. I still have a strong desire to return. Maybe this will be possible– we have to make it possible.Dil / PhotoVoice / LWF
There are nine members of my family living in my hut including my parents and grandparents. We are very sad because we now do not posses any land or a house. In Bhutan we had land which was sufficient for all of us. Dil / PhotoVoice / LWF
We are 6 family members– 4 children, father and mother under one small roof. We spend the days sharing our pain, sorrow and hope. In Bhutan everyone lived far away from each other but now in camp we live very closely. Poonam / PhotoVoice / LWF
The view from the roof of my hut. When we first arrived the camps were very bare but now there are banana trees and much greenery. Deokumar / PhotoVoice / LWF
During the rainy season huts get damaged easily by the weather. We have to do repairs often. Dhanapati / PhotoVoice / LWF
Yethi Raj / PhotoVoice / LWF
Yethi Raj / PhotoVoice/LWF
Yethi Raj / PhotoVoice / LWF
There is little room for playing in our huts.
Bhimma / PhotoVoice / LWF
Rabbits in the hut!
Yamuna / PhotoVoice / LWF
This is where we store pots in our kitchen. In our refugee camp the huts are small and it is too congested. It is difficult to maintain a bedroom and a kitchen. It is just like the shed of a cow. Yethi Raj / PhotoVoice / LWF
Refugee huts are arranged in lines and made out of bamboo and plastic. I have spent 8 years of my life living here and I do not know how many more it will be. We are becoming adults but have only distant dreams of our country. Pasang / PhotoVoice / LWF
In the summer we cannot sit for any length of time in the huts because we have plastic roofs and it is so hot inside. In summer some people sleep outside.
Albi / PhotoVoice / LWF
We decorate the inside of the huts with newspaper. This is for extra protection and to stop people seeing through.