Information on Emergency Response, Social Impacts, and Community Resilience from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake.


Issues with Coordinating Aid Effort

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

Erica C. Fischer, Lauren Biscombe, and Candice S. Avanes In the days following the earthquake, the United States, China, and India began an aid effort in Nepal by organizing and sending search-and-rescue teams, foreign aid workers, and medical supplies to the country. A week after the earthquake, 16...


Maps and Infographics of Earthquake Impact

May 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

Lauren Biscombe Please see the link below for: Death toll by region Extent of outdoor shelters Mount Everest maps and diagrams Destruction estimates Aftershocks within various time-frames post-main event http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/25/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-maps.html


Immediate Aid and Long-Term Recovery Efforts

May 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

Lauren Biscombe, Candice S. Avanes & Erica C. Fischer In the wake of the recent Nepal earthquake, the distribution of immediate aid is at the forefront of response efforts made by the Nepali government, the United Nations, and other local and foreign aid organizations. However, long term recovery...


Emergency Response in Rural Areas

May 2, 2015 by  
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Erica C. Fischer [& Candice S. Avanes] One week has gone by after the Nepal Earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015. Aid was rushed to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. As of today, May 2, 2015 the electricity in Kathmandu has been turned back on, and while it is not constant, this has brought relief...


Resilience in Nepal – Planning and Outcomes

May 1, 2015 by  
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Lauren Biscombe & Candice S. Avanes At the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Geneva, 2011), Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, remarked that “by our actions, we can either compound disasters or diminish them.” (c) UPI/Landov/Barcroft Media Communities...


Lauren Biscombe, Candice Avanes, & Erica Fischer are co-curators for Emergency Response, Social Impacts, and Community Resilience

April 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

Welcome to Lauren Biscombe, Candice Avanes, and Erica Fischer, who have volunteered to act as co-curators of information on Emergency Response, Social Impacts, and Community Resilience from the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. Lauren Biscombe and Candice Avanes are structural analysts in the Advanced...


EERI Response to Nepal Earthquake

April 26, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates, Response

On April 25, 2015, an M7.8 earthquake struck Nepal 48 miles northwest of Kathmandu, killing a reported 2,500 people across Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Tibet. Avalanches and powerful aftershocks have followed. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work still...


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