Nepal Earthquake (LIC)

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  • Created on: 23-02-20 15:13

Background Information

In April 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 affected Nepal. Because Nepal is a low income country, the lack of its resources had an impact on both the effects and the responses to the earthquake. The earthquake was caused by the collision of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plate.

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Primary Effects

  • 9,000 people were killed
  • There was $5 billion of damage
  • Thousands of housing was destroyed
  • Approximately 19,000 people were injured
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Secondary Effects

  • Landslides caused flooding and damage to roads
  • An avalanche on Mount Everest killed 19 people
  • There was a decrease in tourism
  • Harvest were reduced or lost that season 
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Immediate Responses

  • Overseas aid was received from NGOs such as Oxfam
  • 300,000 people left Nepal's capital city (Kathmandu)
  • Over 100 search and rescue responders and medics were provided by the UK
  • Aid workers from charities such as the Red Cross came to help
  • Temporary houses was provided to its residents
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Long-term Responses

  • An internation conference was held to appeal for funding
  • Many countries offered aid to help Nepal recover
  • Houses and infrastructure was rebuilt
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