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Nepal Quake 120 Days Later
     Jack Kurtz/zReportage.com via ZUMA (bios)
Four months ago, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, which are still ongoing, destroyed countless homes, businesses and schools, flattened entire communities, and resulted in the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands. Critically, with monsoon season now underway, people in remote hilltop villages and mountainous areas remain extremely vulnerable. Many communities will face months of severe rain, flooding and potential landslides, and remote villages could become completely cut off. Tens of thousands of families whose homes were damaged or destroyed will need temporary shelter as well as financial support to help them get back into their homes. It is estimated that the earthquake and its aftershocks have killed more than 8,800 people and damaged or destroyed more than 850,000 homes, with some 2.8 million people still in need of humanitarian assistance. Schools, roads and health facilities have also been badly damaged or destroyed, many survivors have limited access to water and sanitation and an estimated 1 million people do not have sufficient food. Children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences and with 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million are without classrooms.
Nepal Quake 120 Days Later
     Jack Kurtz/zReportage.com via ZUMA (bios)
Four months ago, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, which are still ongoing, destroyed countless homes, businesses and schools, flattened entire communities, and resulted in the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands. Critically, with monsoon season now underway, people in remote hilltop villages and mountainous areas remain extremely vulnerable. Many communities will face months of severe rain, flooding and potential landslides, and remote villages could become completely cut off. Tens of thousands of families whose homes were damaged or destroyed will need temporary shelter as well as financial support to help them get back into their homes. It is estimated that the earthquake and its aftershocks have killed more than 8,800 people and damaged or destroyed more than 850,000 homes, with some 2.8 million people still in need of humanitarian assistance. Schools, roads and health facilities have also been badly damaged or destroyed, many survivors have limited access to water and sanitation and an estimated 1 million people do not have sufficient food. Children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences and with 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million are without classrooms.