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UPDATE: Desperate need for food, shelter in Nepal

GUMDA, Nepal (AP) – Helicopters have begun reaching hamlets north of the Nepalese capital with food, temporary shelter and other aid for survivors of Sunday’s earthquake.

The quake killed more than 5,000 people, injured twice that many and left tens of thousands homeless.

About 200 villagers were shivering under umbrellas and plastic tarps as a helicopter landed with sacks of rice. Women greeted the delivery of relief supplies with repeated cries of, "We are hungry!"

An official with the U.N. World Food Program says the next shipment will have to include plastic sheets. He said, "These people need shelter more than they need food."


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