A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover

Israeli NGOs were among the first to arrive after the disaster and are among the last to leave, running a variety of programs in stricken areas.

By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN/ ISRAEL21C.ORG
April 27, 2016 16:04
Nepal earthquake

Israel and a partner NGO distributed warm clothing to 1,000 children in earthquake-affected communities of Nepal. (photo credit: ISRAAID NEPAL)

 
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On April 25, 2015, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Nepal. Just over two weeks later, the country was rattled again by a magnitude 7.3 quake centered northeast of Kathmandu.

Nearly 9,000 people were killed, 22,000 injured and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed or damaged in the twin quakes.

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