Nepal Earthquake

THE DEVASTATION

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on 25 April and subsequent aftershocks and landslides killed over 8,600 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings.

Almost half a million houses have been destroyed and more than 250,000 damaged, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

FOOD AND LIVESTOCK DAMAGED

The quakes also destroyed food stocks, livestock and farmland. Disruption to the agriculture, industry, and services sectors could push Nepal’s economic growth down to 3.8% this fiscal year or even lower. Many Agriculture and Livestock Service Centers have been severely damaged or destroyed, affecting their capacity to provide services to farmers.

Article link: Asian Development Bank website