Showing posts with label Nepal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nepal. Show all posts

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster

UN, 21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nepal mulling to install quake early warning system

Nepal's seismological authority said they were thinking of installing an earthquake early warning system to help alert the public immediately when a quake hits a region, allowing them to have a few more seconds to run for safety.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Seismologist urges better quake-monitoring technology

A Chinese seismologist called for more research into earthquake-predicting technology on Tuesday, which marks the seventh anniversary of the quake which claimed more than 80,000 lives around Sichuan's Wenchuan County in 2008.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Massive new earthquake hits devastated Nepal

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Nepal Tuesday, killing at least four people in eastern Nepali town and two people in neighbouring India. The latest quake came just weeks after an earlier earthquake killed more than 8,000 in the Kathmandu Valley area.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nepal: UN relief efforts race against time as monsoon season nears

UN, 11 May 2015 – Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Aftershokcs continue in Nepal, 3 occurred within 12 hours

Three aftershocks have occurred within 12 hours on Sunday, the 16th day since the massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal.  All the three aftershocks that occurred till noon are of less than 5 magnitudes, in-between 4-5 magnitudes.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Only five percent of Nepal quake funds received (UN)

Only a fraction of the emergency funds the United Nations has requested for victims of Nepal's earthquake have come in, UN officials have said, as crises around the world put unprecedented demands on international donors.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

WHO plays down risks of epidemic outbreak in Nepal

World Health Organization (WHO) played down the risks of an epidemic outbreak in Nepal on Wednesday amid widespread fears that unseasonal rain and looming monsoon may pose greater challenge to this earthquake-torn country 's fragile health system.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Mt. Everest Loses an Inch After Nepal Quake

In addition to killing thousands of people and injuring many more, the Force 7.8 earthquake that rattled central Nepal on April 25 also shaved a couple of centimeters off the top of Mount Everest.

Cultural heritage reconstruction may take decades in Nepal

The United Nation's cultural agency is warning that the restoration of the cultural heritage sites damaged in Nepal's earthquake might take ten years or even decades.

Christian Manhart, the UNESCO representative to Nepal, is calling on the international community to help with the rebuilding.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

‘No possibility’ of finding more Nepal quake survivors

Nepal's government ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from last weekend's massive earthquake as it announced the death toll had risen to 6,621.

Monsoons could bring disease, a second crisis, to earthquake-hit Nepal (UNICEF)

There is only "a small window of time" for relief workers in Nepal to put in place measures to protect people from deadly disease outbreaks, a senior United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) official said on Saturday.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

'Almost total devastation' near Nepal quake epicentre (Red Cross)

The Red Cross warned Thursday that nearly all homes had been wiped out in some towns and villages near the epicentre of Nepal's devastating earthquake.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response

UN,  28 April 2015 In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.

Rain, snow to hit quake-affected regions in Tibet

Rain and snow will hit quake-affected regions in Tibet again on Tuesday, complicating the rescue work there, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Monday.

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNESCO to assess damage of world heritage sites in Nepal

Following the massive destruction to world heritage monuments in Nepal after Saturdays devastating earthquake, UNESCO on Monday said they would field an international expert mission to undertake an in-depth damage assessment of the damage to heritage and path to recovery.

UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake

UN, 26 April 2015 – The United Nations relief wing said today that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

18 mountaineers killed in Mount Qomolangma avalanche

At least 18 mountaineers have been confirmed killed in the avalanche in Mount Qomolangma, triggered by a major earthquake on Saturday, and their nationalities are not yet clear, Nepal's Tourism Department told Xinhua on Sunday.

Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest

Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world's highest peak.

Death toll exceeds 1,800 after Nepal quake. Rescue operations are underway by the Nepal Army

It is being reported that the death toll from the series of quakes which struck Nepal now exceeds 18-hundered.

The Nepali Home Ministry has also revealed that some 47-hundered people have been injured.

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