Gorkha Earthquake- responses and effects

RESPONSE 1

 

RESPONSE

Field hospitals were set up to support overcrowed hospitals

short term response

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RESPONSE 2

RESPONSE

Social Media was widely used to indicate if people were safe

short term response

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RESPONSE 3

RESPONSE

3 helicopters rescued many people caught in avalanches on Mount Everest

short term response

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RESPONSE 4

 

RESPONSE

Roads were repaired and landslides cleared

long term response

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RESPONSE 5

RESPONSE

Damaged homes were repaired. Over 7000 schools had to be rebuilt

long term response

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RESPONSE 6

RESPONSE 6

Everest base camp was repaired. By August new routes were established and the mountain was reopened for climbers

long term response

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EFFECT 1

EFFECT

3 million people are left homeless

primary effect

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EFFECT 2

EFFECT

8 million people were affected (a third of Nepal's population

primary effect

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EFFECT 3

EFFECT

7000 schools and 26 hospitals were destroyed

primary effect

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EFFECT 4

EFFECT 

Avalanches on Mount Everest killed 19 people

secondary effect

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EFFECT 5

EFFECT

The provision of aid was made difficult due to the roads being blocked by land slides

secondary effect

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EFFECT 6

EFFECT

Tourism to Nepal decreased after the earthquake. Local people lost income from the lack of tourists

secondary effect

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