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Atlanta-Based CARE Helping Victims Of Nepal Earthquakes

A rescue worker stands beside buildings that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake. (AP Photo/Ranup Shrestha)
A rescue worker stands beside buildings that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake. (AP Photo/Ranup Shrestha)
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Atlanta-based CARE is among the nonprofit organizations trying to help Nepal recover from two earthquakes within a three-week period. 

“We’ve had already a huge number of buildings damaged in these area, you know 90 percent of houses and buildings destroyed in areas close the quake, and many of the buildings that were standing collapsed in the second earthquake,” Tracy Wise of CARE says.

The first earthquake, that struck the country on April 25 claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured thousands.

CARE is helping residents rebuild their homes and businesses as well as distributing food, water and other supplies.

Wise says CARE has made a three-year commitment to help rebuild the affected areas.