Nepal

Nepal Concept of Operations 26 April 2015

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This Concept of Operations is a live document and the activities will be adapted and revised as the situation unfolds and further assessment results become available, including the possible provision of additional logistics common services as required by the humanitarian community.

Background

On Saturday 25th April 2015, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale was recorded in Nepal, 80 km to the North-West of Kathmandu and 68 Km east of Pokhara. Current reports suggest the capital has suffered substantial destruction to critical infrastructure, including buildings, roads, electricity, water supply and communication networks, however, Kathmandu Valley, an area closer to the epicentre is expected to be worse affected. Reports indicate a large number of casualties and widespread damage throughout the affected areas. The Government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency in the country.