Nepal Earthquake 2015 – Beyond Disaster, Relief and Restoration, Azorean Notes for effective Reconstruction and Development

Dentinho, Tomaz Ponce

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The earthquake on 25 April 215 killed more than 8,000 people, injured more than 19000 and more than 450,000 are now displaced. In the aftershock of 16 May more than 100 people were killed and more than 2,500 people were injured. Public awareness after the disaster fades away quickly as demonstrated in the Graph in Figure 1; in the first day there were more than 120 news reports, but after 20 days, less than 20 news reports were issued, even on the day of a major replica of the earthquake. The aim of this SADF Focus is to make some reflections and eventual contributions for the restoration and reconstruction phases after the earthquake. Our attention is on the days after the booming news reporting that, as shown, vanished after five days of the disaster. To follow this aim we first look at some available literature (point 2), then we try to learn from the experience of the reconstruction of Terceira in the Azores after the earthquake in 1980 (point 3), finally we draw some conclusions that might be helpful for the reconstruction and development of Nepal (point 4).

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2015
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 11:38
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: News media, journalism, publishing
Earth sciences
Controlled Keywords: Nepal, Erdbeben, Erdbebenschaden, Wiederaufbau
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nepal, Erdbeben, Katastrophe, Nothilfe, Wiederaufbau, Entwicklung, Nachrichtenerstattung / Nepal, earthquake, disaster, relief, reconstruction, development, news coverage
Subject (classification): Science and Technology
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 2, 2015