Nepal Earthquake 2015: Situation Report No. 9

Highlights:

1. On 2 May, another 5.0 magnitude quake occurred near Pokhara at 05:35 UTC compounding fears of further devastation.
2. Up to 90 per cent of the houses in Gorkha and Sindupalchowk districts have been destroyed.
3. Shelter remains a key priority. The Shelter Cluster is advocating for prioritizing the distribution of quality grade tarpaulins and repair tools.
4. The Emergency Relief Coordinator reinforced the need to put measures in place to expedite customs clearance procedures, including simplified documentation and inspection.
5. Health teams have been deployed to Gorkha and Sindhuli districts to respond to reports of influenza and diarrheal cases.

$415 million need for humanitarian relief
90% destroyed houses in Gorkha and Sindupalchowk
16 lives rescued by search and rescue teams

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