CDAC Network Members Respond to Nepal Earthquake

Source: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:12 PM
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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:

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 9 (21-28 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 8 (13-20 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 7 (9-12 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 6 (7-8 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 5 (5-6 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 4 (3-4 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 3 (1-2 May 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 2 (29-30 April 2015)

Nepal Earthquake CwC Update 1 (27-28 April 2015)

The following resources will also be useful for colleagues responding to the earthquake:

These articles are also important to read:

Medium, 1 May: Humanitarian Information in Nepal - from crisis to emergency. By Mark Frohardt, Internews.

Irin News, 29 April: Can you hear me now? Why good communication is critical to the Nepal quake Response. By Imogen Wall.

For more information on any of these tools or updates, please contact  

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