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UNICEF Nepal Humanitarian Situation Report 10, 13 May 2015
Abstract:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 Richter scale struck central and eastern Nepal at 12:50 pm local time on May 12. Its epicenter was near Kodari, 76 kilometers east north east of Kathmandu close to the Chinese border. So far 65 casualties and 1,261 injuries have been reported as a result of this second large earthquake since the main one on 25 April 2015. UNICEF reached approximately 224,332 people with water interventions including water trucking and water disinfection products; and 24,801 people had access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities. A post-earthquake, pre-monsoon vitamin A supplementation and deworming campaign in 21 affected districts to reach over 800,000 children 6-59 months old has been agreed upon with the Ministry of Health for the week of June 8th (to ensure a 6-week safety window). The operational space is being further constrained by new risks of landslides and increased number of collapsed public and private infrastructures which resulted from the 12 May earthquake. This has an impact on the already limited facilities for UNICEF and other humanitarian staff to work in severely affected areas.
Publisher: UNICEF Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, LANDFORMS, PLATE TECTONICS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Thematic Group:
UNICEF, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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