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On April 25, 2015, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal between the capital of Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Subsequent aftershocks, including one of magnitude 7.3 near the Chinese border on May 12, produced additional losses of life and property. The disaster killed almost 9,000 people, injured 22,300 and destroyed and damaged more than 750,000 homes. Hundreds of historic neighbourhoods and heritage sites were damaged or reduced to rubble in the Kathmandu valley. Thousands of physical infrastructures including government buildings, schools, bridges, roads and health facilities were severely damaged or destroyed. Immediately following the disasters, international humanitarian aid groups and local non-profits rushed to help, providing support and emergency supplies to over 8 million people impacted by both earthquakes. This is a slow process and they need additional help funding their relief and recovery efforts for survivors on the ground.