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Cash transfer helps start a whole new life for Nepal earthquake survivor

Ganeshmaya Dannekhu, 72, wakes up every morning at 5am to clean her small shed and feed and milk her cow. She then sets off for the local dairy to sell her milk, arriving no later than 6:30am. With typically nine litres of milk to carry, it’s a strenuous 20-minute walk to the dairy from Jhaukhel, her village in Nepal’s Bhaktapur District. Many of the buildings in the village were severely damaged by the massive earthquake that hit the region in April 2015.

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Nepal Red Cross Society

Nepal Red Cross Society was admitted to the IFRC in 1965. In 2015, it counted 21,109 active volunteers (up from 20,000 in 2009). Most recently it has been instrumental in the immediate and long-term response to the earthquakes in Kahtmandu.

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In Pictures: Nepal Earthquake, Two Years On

25 April 2017 marks the second anniversary of the Nepal earthquake. On 12 May, a second, magnitude 7.3 quake struck the border between Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts, about 80 kilometres east of Kathmandu. A total of 5.6 million people were affected by the two earthquakes, with 8,856 people killed and more than 800,000 houses damaged or destroyed.

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