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Japan quake victims face temporary housing woes

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Policemen searching for missing people in a damaged neighbourhood following the twin earthquakes in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 17. About 5,000 people are still staying in shelters in Mashiki.

Kumamoto, Japan

THREE weeks after deadly earthquakes battered Kumamoto Prefecture and other parts of Kyushu, demand for temporary housing looks likely to outstrip supply. Recent surveys have revealed that the tremors destroyed or badly damaged about four times more homes than initially