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World Humanitarian Day: What we learned from the @Ireland Twitter account this week

Jason Kennedy | 17 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Concern Worldwide's Country Director in Nepal, Eileen Morrow, took over the @Ireland Twitter account. Here's what we learned.

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Topics: floods, Nepal, Nepal earthquake, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Twitter, Kathmandu, Family

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, humanitarian crisis, world humanitarian day, disaster, death, Aftershock, asia

One year anniversary of Nepal earthquake

Anne-Marie McCarthy | 25 April 2016 | 0 Comments

In her second report from Nepal, Concern's Head of Emergency Support System, Anne-Marie McCarthy, commemorates the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake.

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Topics: emergency response, Nepal, Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: Concern staff “gave it everything”

Anne-Marie McCarthy | 22 April 2016 | 0 Comments

One year after the earthquake, Concern aid worker Anne-Marie McCarthy returns to Nepal and remembers a disaster that killed thousands – and left many more homeless and terrified.

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Topics: emergency response, Nepal, Nepal earthquake

Off the road: the challenges of distributing relief to rural Nepal

Daniel Gray | 03 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Wind down the B.P Koirala highway to Sindhuli Madi and you’ll find an energetic town that seems to have entirely escaped the destruction of Nepal’s recent earthquake.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: one month on

Daniel Gray | 25 May 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been one month since the ground began violently shaking across Nepal – today, the streets of Kathmandu still sporadically tremor.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: from predictions to preparations

Simon Starling | 22 May 2015 | 0 Comments

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise, and with millions affected by the earthquakes, Simon Starling asks what we need to do to be better prepared for recurrent disasters.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, disaster risk reduction

Distributing emergency supplies in the mountains of Nepal

Crystal Wells and Kieran McConville | 19 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is distributing shelter and supplies to families in some of the hardest-hit districts of Nepal. In the last few days, distributions have taken place in mountainous villages across Dolakha and Sindhupalchok Districts.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Terror in the hillsides: eyewitness to the second earthquake

Crystal Wells | 13 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A second major earthquake struck Nepal yesterday causing significant damage to the already devastated country. Concern’s Crystal Wells reports first-hand on her experience of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Bhirkot, Dolakha district yesterday.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Second earthquake hits Nepal

Sadhbh Goodhue | 12 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal today about 300km north of Kathmandu, in a remote area near Mount Everest.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

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