International relief effort for Nepal underway
Tens of thousands are in dire need of aid in Nepal, following the deadliest earthquake to hit the country in the last 80 years. With many survivors camping out in the streets, UNICEF warns of risk of disease.
Rescue teams with sniffer dogs raced to find survivors Monday, while international teams continue to arrive at Kathmandu’s sole international airport, two days after Nepal was hit by a deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake. The death toll from the quake has now surpassed 3,600 people, according to official sources, with many more injured and hundreds of thousands of survivors forced out of their homes.
“There have been nearly 100 earthquakes and aftershocks, which is making rescue work difficult. Even the rescuers are scared and running because of them,” Kathmandu district chief administrator Ek Narayan Aryal said on Monday, adding that tents and water were being handed out at ten locations in the capital.
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Source News: DW