Quake Orphans Still Seeking Home

Of the 600 children orphaned during the , only 12 have been adopted. The rest are living with relatives or are in foster care.

Each child will receive 600 yuan ($88; £57) a month from the government until they are formally adopted or reach 18, the [Beijing News] said…

Five million people were left homeless by the quake. They will need new houses, as well as schools, health clinics and other basic services.

The government announced last week it will spend $146b over the next three years in the devastated area.  Money will be used mostly for rebuilding work, including larger infrastructure projects, such as a railway from the provincial capital Chengdu to the affected area.

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