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We have not recovered yet, says Dean of Nepal

Posted on: July 31, 2015 10:54 AM
Destruction in Chautara, part of the Sindhupalchok District to the north east of Kathmandu, caused by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake
Photo Credit: Jessica Lea / UK Department for International Development
Related Categories: Nepal, South East Asia

[Church Times by Hattie Williams] Nepal is still decades away from full recovery, nearly 100 days after an earthquake left thousands dead and many more injured and without homes, the country’s most senior Anglican cleric, the Dean of Nepal, the Very Revd Lewis Lew, said this week.

“Three months after the quake hit,” he said, “it would be presumptuous to say that life is back to normal in Nepal, because things are never the same again for most Nepalese since the fateful day.

“Nepal has lost more than 530,000 buildings, and 4300 schools. The task to rebuild homes, community, and country is a mammoth one, that requires selfless sacrifice and strong unity at all levels.”

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