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Nepal Needs You

  • Written by Phil Porter
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Nepal Needs You!

As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake surpasses 7,000 people with many more people injured, Nepal needs your help!

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RescueNet On The Ground

  • Written by Phil Porter
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RescueNet on the ground in Nepal

Rescue efforts are ramping up in Nepal after the massive 7.8 earthquake and RescueNet is in the thick of it. Today has been filled with planning meetings with the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nepal Ministry of Health.

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Vanuatu Deployment - 19 03 2015

  • Written by Eliza Agenbroad
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Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu last week bringing wind gusts topping 300 kilometres per hour, torrential rain, huge seas and storm surges. Cyclone Pam is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the history of Vanuatu. Relief agencies said conditions were among the most challenging they have faced, with concerns that the official death toll of 11 confirmed fatalities will rise once officials reach all of the nation's 65 inhabited islands to inspect the damage. This makes Pam the deadliest cyclone in the South Pacific basin since, at least, Cyclone Evan in 2012 which killed 14 people in Samoa. The storm's impacts were also felt, albeit to a lesser extent, on other islands in the South Pacific, most notably the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and New Zealand.

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RescueNet En Route to Nepal

  • Written by Phil Porter
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7.8 Earthquake Strikes Nepal

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst since 1934. The epicenter of the earthquake was 30 miles from the capital city of Kathmandu. Over the next days, Nepal has had 35 aftershocks, with one being as big as magnitude 6.6. Kathmandu has suffered massive damage to homes, heritage sites and roads, as well as many casualties. On mount Everest, an avalanche was set off due to the quake, killing 17 people and stranding hundreds.

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