Nepal

CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report: Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015, CDIR No. 1

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BLUF – Implications to PACOM

  • No DOD assistance requested thus far (USAID/OFDA)

  • Per the U.N. Resident Coordinator (UNRC), the Government of Nepal (GON) is requesting international assistance and has declared a state of emergency in affected areas (USAID)

  • GON currently reports that needs include:

o Search and Rescue (SAR) capacity
o Helicopters for access and transport o Medical teams
o Supplies and tenting for hospitals, and dead-body bags
o Heavy equipment for rubble clearing (UNRC)

Key Concerns & Trends

The Government of Nepal has requested international assistance and the international community is gearing up its response.

  • The GON is reporting 700 - 1,000 deaths, but numbers are expected to increase. International media reports more than 1,300 deaths
  • Although there have been some initial assessments of the damage, it will still be some time before the full extent is known
  • Hospitals in Kathmandu Valley are reported to be overcrowded
  • Continuing aftershocks may cause further damage to an already weakened infrastructure
  • Some affected areas still to be reached; limited access will affect SAR efforts
  • Rain predicted for the next three days (ACAPS)