ON April 25 2015, a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The death toll was confirmed as over 8000, with almost 18,000 people injured. A second 7.3 magnitude earthquake followed on May 12.
CDAC Network Members have been coordinating to ensure that communities affected by the earthquakes have access to critical information and are actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery efforts.
The following Communicating with Communities Updates give an overview of connectivity and communication following the earthquake, as well as updates on key communications initiatives being set up. The most recent update is at the top of the list:
The following resources will also be useful for colleagues responding to the earthquake:
- Findings from a nationwide media survey carried out in 2014 (Internews and IDA)
- Nepali version of needs assessment questions on information and communication (Translators without Borders)
- What do we know about Communicating with Communities following an Earthquake? (Lessons from Haiti and other disasters)
- What do we know about Communicating with Audiences in Nepal? (BBC Media Action research from Nepal)
- What have we learnt about Coordination of Communication from Previous Experience? (Coordinated communication with communities is key, but how do we do it?)
- infoasaid Media & Telecommunications Guide for Nepal (Guide to media and communications in Nepal developed by BBC Media Action and Internews in 2011)
- Online tool to help with pronouncing Nepali (translates text into speech), as well as translated crisis words, first aid terms and post earthquake messages in Nepali, Newari and Hindi (Translators without Borders)
These articles are also important to read:
For more information on any of these tools or updates, please contact email@example.com