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Key facts about the Nepal quake

Agence France-Presse
Key facts about the Nepal quake
Here are some facts, in numbers, about Nepal's worst natural disaster in 80 years

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A 7.8-magnitude quake struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, flattening large parts of the capital Kathmandu and causing devastation across the impoverished Himalayan nation.

Here are the key facts about Nepal’s worst natural disaster in 80 years.

Death toll

5,057

people are known to have died in Nepal alone

8,000

were injured

18

climbers died at Mount Everest base camp when the quake sparked an avalanche

5

foreigners (2 Americans, an Australian, a Japanese and a Chinese national) were among the victims on the mountain

74

people were killed in India

25

lost their lives in China, according to the ministry of civil affairs in Tibet

Survivors

8 million

are estimated to have been affected, according to the United Nations

1.3 million

children are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, according to the UN

1.4 million

people require emergency food aid, the World Food Programme says

Aid
Dozens of countries from around the world have rushed to pledge money. The most significant sums include:

$15 million

from the UN’s emergency fund

$15 million

total contributed by Britain

$10 million

pledged by the United States

$8.4 million

from Japan, according to local media

$4.7 million

from Australia

Reconstruction

530,000

houses were estimated to be damaged, based on the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

70,000

houses were destroyed, OCHA said

90%

of health facilities in four districts were severely damaged, the UN agency said

16,000

schools were damaged, according to OCHA

$5 billion

, or around 20 percent of the country’s GDP, is estimated to be the reconstruction cost, based on business research IHS

– Rappler.com

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