Nepal Case Study

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  • Created on: 04-02-18 08:11
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  • Nepal
    • Response
      • Immediate
        • Rapid International aid from UK, China and India
        • Helicopters helped rescue mountaineers and supply remote villages
        • 1/2 M tents needed to provide shelters
        • 300,000 migrated from Kathmandu to seek shelter with family and friends
        • Field hospitals due to overcrowding
      • Long term
        • Road cleared and repaired
        • Lake made by damming river cleared to stop flooding
        • June 2015 - host international conference for financial aid and reconstruction talks
        • Major income- Tourism boosted as sites reopened
          • August 2015 new mountain routes and open to climbers
          • July 2015 Heritage sites reopened
        • Stricter Building codes
    • Effects
      • Secondary
        • Avalaches
          • Killed 19 people on Mount Everest
          • 250 missing in Langtang
        • Landslides
          • Blocked roads and hampered aid
          • Blocked Kali Gandaki river 90 miles NW of Katmandu
            • Evacutation
      • Primary
        • 20,000 injured
        • < 8M affected (1/3 of population)
        • 9000 killed
        • 3M homeless
        • 1.4M without food and water
        • 7000 schools destroyed
        • International aid congested airport
        • $$$$ 5Bn
    • Facts
      • GDP:109th
      • 25 April 2015
      • Magnitude 7.9
      • Destructive - Indo-Australian ---> Eurasian
      • Shallow epicentre >15km
      • 50m NW of Kathmandu

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