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Nepal Earthquake: Full Scale of Damage Emerging as Recovery Gets Underway


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Nepal Earthquake: Full Scale of Damage Emerging as Recovery Gets Underway

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

At least 4,000 people have died in the catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake and severe aftershocks that hit Nepal over the weekend, a number which is expected to rise in the coming days as international aid groups continue to assess the full scale of the destruction.

Relief organizations began arriving in Nepal in large groups on Sunday as Kathmandu's international airport reopened.


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In the San Francisco Chronicle this morning, the death of thousands of nameless Nepalese was bumped to page 3, while that of globe-trotting Google exec Dan Fredenburg on Everest got the top headline.

Fredenburg was such a great guy, you see - he worked for awareness of global warming by flying all over the world posting snapshots to Instagram, to Save the Ice. "Basically, the idea is to get the hashtag out there," a friend said. His girlfriend said his third trip to Everest was "a journey of self-exploration and self-love." Indeed.


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My Aikido teacher supports orphanage projects in Nepal (and Birma, Philipines and Bangladesh). He had researched giving money but found in Nepal especially there's a veritable industry of fake charities where your donations never reach the intended people. He strongly urges to give only to accredited organizations like the Red Cross.