Place: 50 George Square, Screening Room G0.4, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2015.
Chaired by Dr Jeevan Sharma and Professor Ian Harper
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Nepal on 25 April 2015 at 11.56 local time and was followed by a series of aftershocks. Details of this devastating event are still emerging with more than 8,000 already declared dead with more than 20,000 injured and 8 million people estimated to be affected. Just this morning, Tuesday 12 May, another series of major aftershocks wracked the country. A major humanitarian response is underway, involving local people, the Nepali State, and bilateral, multilateral and international humanitarian relief organisations.
Please join us for a series of brief presentations and discussion on the Nepal Earthquake and its impact, as we express solidarity with the affected population, and those working in Nepal in response to the crisis.
With the outpouring of support for Nepal, we will provide some seismological context, and historical, political and social background to the humanitarian response, and issues emergent since the 25th April.