An economic avalanche for Nepal

Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales UEM

On 25th April 2015, Nepal suffered a 7.8 earthquake destroying all on its way to Kathmandu; which also caused an avalanche at Mount Everest killing 18 climbers. The death toll has now risen to over 7,500 people with a further 14,500 are said to have been injured. The UN estimates that the earthquake has affected around 8 million people.

4 month old baby rescued in Nepal

Nepal is a country straddling the Indian plate and the Asian plate. By subduction, the Indian plate is pushed under the Asian plate. In addition, the epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km from the capital. This violent earthquake also caused landslides and avalanches.

Countries such as India, China, Pakistan, Australia, Israel, Japan, the UK and the US, are sending economic and rescue aid to Nepal. India has sent military Aircraft and members of its National Disaster Response Force. The Chinese consulate…

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