Nearly a week after quake, Nepal still needs tents, food

Nearly a week after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and collapsed buildings, temples and homes, Nepal still urgently needs basic aid like shelter and food, while remote villages remain cut off from help. Aid workers still face “immense logistical challenges,” UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Friday, noting that the scale of the devastation in Nepal would be an obstacle for any government. The UN has estimated the magnitude-7.8 quake that struck April 25 affected 8.1 million people – more than a fourth of Nepal’s population of 27.8 million.



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