The death toll in Nepal has risen to 4,438 in the three countries affected. When you look at pictures like this of the aftermath in Kathmandu of the earthquake and the aftershocks, you wonder how anyone could possibly have survived. The dramatic increase in the number of the dead indicates just how hard rescuers have been working to find victims in the search for the living.
I don’t know if building standards here are so much higher that our people are better protected, and if we help other countries to learn how better building standards can help to save lives, or for that matter, if they are affordable.in poorer populous countries.
The U.S. has sent a disaster response team and $10 million in aid, and Red Cross Disaster Relief, Oxfam America, Save the Children have rushed to respond. The UK, Canada, Norway; Australia, EU, China, Germany, Singapore have sent funds. Pepsi and Coca Cola are sending bottled water, Kellogg, and Toyota are sending funds Google and Facebook have created tools to help locate survivors, and to help survivors to let family know they are okay. It’s good to see the world respond.
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