Case Study - Nepal Earthquake

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  • Created on: 18-10-18 06:23

Key Facts

  • Gorkha, Nepal
  • April 2015
  • 7.5 on richter scale
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Primary Effects

  • 8,841 people killed
  • 16,800 injured
  • 1 million homes destroyed
  • Historical buildings and temples destroyed (for example, Dharahara temple)
  • 26 hospitals and 50% of schools destroyed
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Secondary Effects

  • Avelanche triggered on Mount Everest
  • 352 aftershocks
  • Decreased tourism: in 2014, tourism made up 8.9% of Nepal's GDP and provided 1.1 million jobs. Earthquake reduced this number.
  • Reduced supply of water and electricity
  • Homelessness
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Immediate Response

  • UK's DEC raised US$126 million to provide emergency aid & start rebuilding some areas
  • Red Cross provided temporary shelters for 225,000 people and medical supplies were distributed
  • Supplies were hiked to remote areas, as 315,000 people were cut off by road and 75,000 were unreachable by air
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Long Term Responses

  • Nepal's Govornment carried out Post Disaster Needs Assessment
  • Durbar Square heratige sites reopened to encourage tourists back
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