Flashcards in ✅Case Study - Nepal 2015 Deck (43)
When did the earthquake occur?
12:21pm on 25th April 2015
How long did the earthquake last for?
Where on the Richter scale was the earthquake?
Where was the epicentre?
Between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara
What were the immediate effects?
Buildings collapsed due to poor construction and lack of foundations
What did the earthquake trigger in the Himalayas?
Avalanches and rockfalls
How many climbers and sherpas were killed at Everest base camp?
In what season did the earthquake occur?
The main tourist season, and people from all over the world were killed
How many people died?
How many were injured?
How many were made homeless?
What happened to the villages of the Ghorka region?
They were completely cut off as communications and roads were damaged
What happened to the dead?
They were cremated in funeral pyres
What happened to casualties?
They were carried to hospitals or treated in the streetes
What happened in terms of aftershocks?
There were several on the Saturday night, up to 6.9 on the Richter scale.
How far was the country estimated to have been put back?
What was requested by the Nepalese government?
Which countries sent aid initially?
US, UK, Pakistan and India
How were dogs used in the rescue?
To seek out the missing, as well as using heat cameras
What aid was delivered?
Water and water purification tablets, tents, blankets, solar lights and medical aid
Which aid agencies were already int the country?
Oxfam and the UN
Why were there aid agencies already in the country?
Due to its extreme poverty
What happened to the international airport?
The only one in the country, in Kathmandu, was damaged, so getting aid in was difficult
What was broadcast on 28th April?
A Disaster Emergency Committee appeal
How much did the British public give?
How many people were helped in the first two weeks thanks to the DEC appeal?
How many hygiene kits did Christian Aid distribute?
10,000 for 50,000 people
How did Islamic Relief respond?
By distributing food for 2,500 people
How did Oxfam respond?
By installing an 11,000 litre tank and 58,000 litres of drinking water