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Nepal Earthquake Situation Update (05 May 2015)
Abstract:
A powerful 7.8 M earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, approximately 81km from the capital Kathmandu in an area between the capital and the city of Pokhara. The Government reports the most affected areas are Makawanpur and Sindhuli districts, in addition to Bhaktapur, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Rasuwa, Ramechhap, Nuwakot, and Sindulpalchowk. Relief efforts continue to focus on reaching a greater number of areas, in particular the remote and hardto-reach areas where many of the poorest and most affected remain. However, access to some remote villages remains a key challenge and some can only be accessed by helicopter. Most major roads in the country are open. Road access to heavily affected VDCs is open via the following routesi : o Nuwakot / Rasuwa: Trisuli / Bidur to Dhunche road is open. However only small vehicles (4 x 4 jeeps) are allowed. Caution is advised due to risk of new landslides. It is not advised to travel the route at night.
Publisher: WFP, Logistics Cluster 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, COORDINATION
Thematic Group:
WFP, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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