Desperate Rescue Efforts In Nepal

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Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Niranjan Shrestha / AP


Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Omar Havana / Getty Images


People carry the body of a victim from a damaged house after an earthquake struck Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters


Nepalese rescue members and onlookers gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema / AFP / Getty Images



From the website of the Red Cross

“The Nepal Red Cross is headquartered in Kathmandu and has branches in all 75 districts, more than 1,300 sub-branches, 1.1 million members, and 100,000 active volunteers. The American Red Cross has been working with the NRCS since 1999, with its first long term project, focused on earthquake preparedness in Kathmandu, dates back to 2001.”

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