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Aid agencies launch global relief effort for Nepal earthquake
Aid agencies launch global relief effort for Nepal earthquake

The massive earthquake in Nepal and its frightening aftershocks have unleashed another force almost as overwhelming: an international relief effort that already is involving governments, charity groups and private volunteers from all corners of the globe. The stricken nation of 27.8 million people faced shortages of shelter, electricity, food and clean drinking water after Saturday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 3,700 people, and the death toll was expected to rise. Aid workers were streaming in Sunday, along with cargo jets laden with supplies. But destroyed roads, overwhelmed hospitals and damaged communications networks will hinder the arrival of help....

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