Information on use of information and communication technologies—social media, cell phones, sat phones, landline connections, local personal networks—from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake.


CDAC Network Communicating with Communities Update #7

May 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Communication Technologies

This report was developed before the second earthquake, so some of the information may have changed. This report indicates that rural communities are in need of information pertaining to the availability of services and relief distributions. Update #7


How technology has improved emergency response in Nepal

Erica C. Fischer & Lauren Biscombe Search and Rescue With new natural and man made disasters comes new applications of existing technology. The recent earthquake in Nepal has highlighted this through crowdsourcing data (check out our previous post), and more recently through the application of NASA...


Nepal: Red Cross signs landmark agreement for SMS system to send life-saving text messages to earthquake survivors

May 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Communication Technologies

The International Federation of Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Nepal Red Cross partnered to provide updates via text messages to earthquake survivors. Trilogy Emergency Relief Application (TERA) is a location-based SMS service which will provide important messages about hazards and health concerns...


8 May 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update #6

May 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Communication Technologies

Update #6 This report provides an update on the availability of communication technology and an explanation of its use in the response to the relief effort. The highlights include; the communicating with communities working group, the radio working group, and the emergency telecommunications cluster....


6 May 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update #5

May 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Communication Technologies

Update #5 This report provides an update on the situation overview as well as the status of communication technology platforms including; cell phone service, broadcast media, translation services, and social media. This report also provides an update on the needs and the efforts to meet those needs....


4 May 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update 4

May 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Communication Technologies

Update #4 This report provides an update on the availability of communication technology including; cell phone service, broadcast media, translation services, and social media. This report also provides an update on the needs assessment as well as efforts to meet the identified needs. CDAC Update 4


2 May 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update 3

May 8, 2015 by  
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Update #3 This report provides an overview of the situation in Nepal on the date of the report as well as an update on the availability of communication technologies, broadcast and translation services, a needs assessments, and current efforts to meet the needs. CDAC Update 3


29 April 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update 2

Report #2. This report provides an update on the telecommunication services in Nepal. This report also provides the status of efforts to provide broadcast and translation services to the impacted communities. There is also important information about services to connect families and provide accurate...


28 April 15 Nepal Earthquake Communicating with Communities Update 1

The first report of the status of the communication system in Nepal provides an overview of the resources available; telephone, radio broadcasts, and internet services. The report indicates that many telecommunication services are offering free credit and SMS services to users in Nepal. The report...


Tech Giants Help Track Nepal Earthquake Survivors as Communications are hit.

This story, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 27, 2015, provides a brief overview of the communication services developed by Google and Facebook which help families locate survivors. WSJ Tech Giants Help Track Nepal Earthquake Survivors


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