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Monday, 7 November 2016

Nepal earthquake: Victims still living in tents

Posted by Anup Baral | November 08, 2016 :
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Mₛ and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by powerful aftershocks had hit Nepal, leaving more then 9 thousand dead and destroying more than 6 hundred thousands houses. A year later of that mega destructive quake, people are still living in tents.Although little progress has been made in rebuilding the many homes destroyed as a result of the quake, aid agencies in the country are helping the population to rebuild their lives. One of those organisations is the UK based Catholic aid agency CAFOD. The agency and its partners, were on the front line in the immediate aftermath of the disaster reaching hundreds of thousands of people with vital aid, including food, shelter and hygiene and sanitation kits and warm materials to help them through the winter. Director of CAFOD’s partner Caritas Nepal, Fr. Silas Bogati said that the Caritas Confederation has reached out to 350 thousand people.

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