one year later
On May 12, 2008, a powerful earthquake devastated many areas in China's Sichuan Province. The magnitude-7.9 quake killed nearly 70,000 people and left 11 million people homeless. One year after the earthquake, many survivors are still waiting for a permanent and satisfactory settlement. Numerous still reside in temporary housing units scattered across the affected earthquake zone, waiting for permanent housing or evenhanded government compensation towards the purchase of new homes.