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KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Nearly one year ago, Nepal rumbled with a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shattered daily life across the poor Himalayan nation. A series of powerful aftershocks that lasted for weeks compounded the damage and terrified the country's 26.5 million citizens.

Here are some statistics behind the disaster. Sources include the Nepalese government, Asia Development Bank,UNICEF and the Red Cross-led partnership Shelter Cluster:

Number of deaths: 8,856

Number of injuries: 22,309

Number of houses destroyed: 602,257

Number of houses damaged: 185,099

Number of government buildings damaged: 6,430

Number of classrooms destroyed: 35,000

Number of children left with no school: Nearly 1 million

Total number of school-age children in Nepal: 9.1 million

Number of hospitals and clinics damaged: 956

Number of people pushed into poverty by the quake: 700,000

Number of people receiving humanitarian aid: 3.7 million

Number of families who lived in high-altitude temporary shelters through winter: 200,000

Percentage of homes rebuilt so far: Less than 5%

Total estimated cost for reconstruction: $6.6 billion

Amount pledged so far in donations: $4.1 billion

Total funding Nepal has offered for reconstructing homes: $308,880

Number of Nepalese families who have received reconstruction funding: 661

Published By: The AllHumanity Group