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Nepal: Progress and Hope One Year Later

One year after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake took nearly 9,000 lives and damaged or destroyed more than 800,000 homes, the American Red Cross continues to help the people of Nepal rebuild their lives. And while the road to recovery is still a long one, as evident in these photos, the earthquake ravaged villages of Nepal aren’t defined by destruction, but by hope. For more information, visit

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.