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In response to the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes in Nepal, SGI-Nepal members have been carrying out relief activities both in the capital city of Kathmandu and surrounding areas.
On the day of the first earthquake, the SGI-Nepal Peace Center in Kathmandu opened its doors and grounds to about 600 people in need of shelter, providing medical masks and first aid. The center continued to accommodate people displaced by the disaster for over a month, and SGI-Nepal supplied plastic sheeting to those utilizing the center’s grounds.
In mid-May, groups of SGI-Nepal youth traveled to the valley villages of Sangla, Phutung and Kavresthali and distributed tents, plastic sheeting and food to residents there affected by the earthquake.
[Adapted from articles from the May 12, 2015, issue of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan, the SGI-Nepal website and Nepal SGI Facebook page; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun and SGI-Nepal]
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