A second strong earthquake has hit Nepal just 16 days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake impacted an area of Heifer International projects near Kathmandu. Another 28 Heifer project villages
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Alina Karki, communications officer for Heifer Nepal, gives us a look at the devastating effects of the earthquakes that have rocked the country in the past two weeks.
A week after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the entire nation, people are still living and sleeping under the open sky. The aftershocks still continue to traumatize the people of Nepal.
Heifer Nepal staff and volunteers who are distributing relief supplies are encountering enormous challenges and need in affected communities.
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