In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, Nepalese laborers carry stacks of bricks at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)
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The Red Cross Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless.Relief teams have been working for weeks to provide water, food, shelter and medical assistance after the first, 7.8-magnitude quake hit on April 25, flattening whole villages and leaving thousands without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains.The humanitarian agency revised its initial request for $35 million after a second, 7.3-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday, triggering panic in Kathmandu and devastating remote villages in the country's mountainous northeastern region.
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