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Worst natural disasters of 2015---Massive earthquake devastates Nepal

2020-06-09  |   Editor : houguangbing  
Category : EventsBiological

About 150 major natural disasters affected millions of people all over the world in 2015. Asia again bore the brunt of these disasters reported globally.

Floods continue to be the most frequently occurring natural disasters and also affect the most people all over the world.

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing more than 8,800 people.

It damaged or destroyed nearly 900,000 buildings, created avalanches in the Himalayas, and left almost 1 million children out of school. Major aftershocks, including a magnitude-7.3 tremor three weeks later, slowed recovery efforts and added to the devastation.

This was the deadliest disaster on record for the nation of 26 million people.

In the nine months since the catastrophe, World Vision has helped about 346,000 people with emergency relief. It plans to continue helping families recover and rebuild their lives in 2018.

As severe winter weather sets in throughout the mountainous country, an estimated 400,000 people living in high-altitude areas still need shelter and basic necessities like blankets, fuel, heaters, and household supplies.

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