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Cuban Medical Brigade in Nepal

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One month has past since the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal, Cities lie in ruin and the number of victims has surpassed 8,600. Anxiety remains fixed on faces, since the country continues to experience aftershocks. On the night of May 12, the same night a severe aftershock hit the nation, 49 members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent Specialized in Disasters and Large Epidemics Brigade No.41 arrived in Katmandu.

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AE’s Government Sends Doctors, Field Hospital to Nepal


Government and health authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday confirmed that a field hospital and a medical team had been sent to Nepal to mitigate the needs from the victims of recent earthquakes. The state-run news agency WAM quoted sources saying that the field hospital arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, last Thursday, to provide assistance to the victims of the earthquakes on April 25 and May 11.

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Over Eight Thousand 300 Killed by the Two Earthquakes in Nepal


The death toll from Tuesday”s quake in Nepal amounted to 96 today, bringing the total of deaths by two earthquakes in less than three weeks passed eight thousand 300. The latest report from the Ministry of Interior said that the huge tremor-the April 25 marked 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale; the day before yesterday, 7,3- caused about 19 thousand wounded and multibillion-dollar losses in buildings, roads and other infrastructure.

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Another Devastating Earthquake in Nepal


Kathmandu, May 12 A new earthquake, between 7.1 and 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale rocked Nepal today, whose residents are still recovering from the psychological and material occurred on April 25 impact. A spokesman for the local police, Kamal Singh Bam, said four of those killed residing in the town of Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district, the same where the previous tremor left nearly a third of all victims it caused.

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Nepal: UN Agency Stresses Urgent Funding Needs For Food to Victims

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Two weeks after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal¸ the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that “severe logistical challenges” are getting in the way of aid reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the country’s hardest-hit areas. “We in no way want a lack of resources to force us to limit the assistance were providing,” Richard Ragan, who is coordinating WFP relief operation, said from Kathmandu.

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Cuban Medical Brigade Travels to Nepal to Help Earthquake Victims


The 41st Brigade of the International Contingent Specializing in Facing Disasters and Major Epidemics Henry Reeve, leaves today for Nepal, where the group will assist the victims of the earthquake of last april 25. The group, composed of 49 professionals, including 25 doctors of various specialties, was ready in short time, according to a report released in the Granma newspaper. Marcia Cobas, deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Health, said that in 24 hours they were ready specialists and equipment.

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More than 6,800 People Dead in Nepal after Earthquake


The death toll left by the powerful earthquake that shook Nepal a week ago has reached the 6,800 people today, government sources reported. According to Interior Minister Spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, the number of people injured exceeds the 14 thousand as the chances of finding survivors after the 7.8 earthquake are slim. The number of victims is likely to rise even more when rescue workers reach the most remote areas in the next hours, the source added.

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Earthquake Might Have Killed 10,000 People in Nepal


Although the deaths after last Saturday”s in Nepal currently total 4,300, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Tuesday that up to 10,000 deaths might be reported over the next few days. At a meeting with ambassadors from neighboring India and China and the United States, the head of government expressed fears that the earthquake’s victims might exceed those killed by the 1934 earth tremor, which killed 8,000 people.

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Nepalese Dig For Quake Survivors As Toll Exceeds 2,000


Rescuers, some wearing face masks to keep out the dust, scrambled over mounds of splintered timber and broken bricks in the hope of finding survivors here today. The 7.9 magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for the tourism reliant country’s trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, home to many World Heritage sites.