Thousands are dead, tens of thousands are cut off from supplies, and millions are getting ready for potentially devastating monsoon rains soon.
Rescue and recovery efforts continue in Nepal, following April’s devastating earthquake. But constant aftershocks, some registering as strong as 7.3 magnitudes are slowing efforts, and adding to the desperation.
Mike Bruce, a Vancouverite in Nepal, working with PLAN International says the people are scared, and on edge.
“There’s an atmosphere of incredible uncertainty, and really an atmosphere of fear at all times. Yesterday we had two substantial aftershocks, and I was out in a small community when one of them happened and people just panicked. They flee into the streets screaming-it’s really hard to imagine the psychological damage something like this can do.”
Sunday Nepalese and U.S. military officials identified all eight bodies recovered from the crash site of a U.S.Marine helicopter that disappeared while delivering aid.
Bruce was speaking with Dave Sheldon on CKNW’s Jill Bennett show Sunday morning.