Pictured: Children at the children’s centre Prevention: With Unicef's help, the government and NGOs added and strengthened their border checkpoints.
They also began checking buses travelling into Kathmandu, which is how they stopped Sita, 13, pictured Trafficking has been a problem in Nepal for many years.
Each of them has their own tale to tell of what happened that day, and how it changed their lives Orphaned: Somong and her brothers Sancha and Sujan were made orphans by the earthquake.
Their grandmother took over their care, and when Chinese men came to offer them a new life, she didn't think twice Fears: The Chinese men took them hundreds of miles away, but the government knew how vulnerable children like Somong were, and with the help of Unicef and NGOs worked to bring in new child protection measures Rescued: The children were found in west Nepal, after the Chinese traffickers tried to register them in another district.
If they had not been found, they would have been put to work, most likely in brothels, mines or homes Eventually the man she called 'grandfather' pulled her from the ruins.
Tellingly, he and his wife had been in the house when disaster struck, and run for their lives - without a second thought for the girl who worked in their daughter's home.
If she was lucky she would finish and go outside to play hopscotch with her friends.
If she was unlucky, the little girl - a fragile looking thing - would be beaten mercilessly.
Orphaned, abandoned, or rescued from traffickers who planned to whisk them across the border to India, or China, where the girls - some as a young as eight - would most likely have been forced into brothels.His father left him at a children's centre after his mother was crushed by falling debris and he remarried Modern Cinderella: Sumitra would get up everyday to feed the animals, relay the mud floor and cook breakfast for the woman who had found her as a toddler, shortly after her mother left her without a backward glance She was one of thousands of children who became trapped under the rubble that day, one of more than a million who have were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck at the heart of the country six months ago.And now she is one of 27 vulnerable children being cared for in a Unicef-supported camp near the small town of Melamchi, in the badly affected Sindhurpalchowk district, north-west of Kathmandu.All alone: Sumitra was abandoned long before the earthquake struck.On that day, the 11-year-old had already been working as a slave for three years - cooking, cleaning and caring for children almost her own age Vulnerable: After the earthquake, many children were either orphaned or abandoned, like little Ayush, four, here.Those kept in Nepal end up being forced to work in slave-like conditions.