Humanity Road’s overall disaster response activities began on April 25, 2015 and ended on June 12, 2015. In addition to producing general daily situation reports and conducting social media monitoring and amplification, Humanity Road was activated for five mission-specific projects. Crisis mapping and urgent needs identification support was provided for the Kathmandu Living Labs crisis mapping effort through the entire response period. In addition, special reports were provided for World Health Organization, Americares, Nethope and UNOCHA.
On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a shallow magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered 34 km ESE of Lamjung District. Called the Gorkha earthquake, it killed over 8,800 people and destroyed nearly 600,000 houses in rural districts near the epicenter and in the capital city of Kathmandu (UNOCHA). It also caused an avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 20 people and injured 120 (Washington Post) and a mudslide in the Langtag Valley where at least 250 people were reported missing (Associated Press).
On May 12, a large 7.3 magnitude aftershock, called the Dolakha quake, struck the region killing more than 200 and injuring more than 2,500 people in Nepal (CNN) and killing at least 17 people in India and one person in Tibet (CNN). Daily aftershocks, combined with monsoon rains, have created landslides and flooding resulting in more and more people becoming internally displaced. Hundreds of thousands of people are currently living in temporary shelters, and about 2.8 million require humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA).
Below are the situation reports published by Humanity Road. Important to note that we are providing relevant associated links but that they may not be responsive due to damage, loss of power, or unavailable bandwidth. We are supporting the Kathmandu Living Labs Quake Map for crisis reporting of crowd sourced information.
- HumanityRoadNepalSitrep8May2summary (1).pdf
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