Nepal earthquake - updates

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Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The Nepal government cites lack of storage space but aid agencies say people are still going hungry in marginalized communities

epa05276403 The grounds of Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site, still shows damage from the 2015 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2016. The citizens of Nepal are marking the one year anniversary of the quake that left over 8,000 people dead and more than 21,000 injured on 25 April 2015. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Nepal marks quake anniversary with temple prayer ceremony

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:51 AM

4th UPDATE Nepal s prime minister joins in a prayer ceremony to mark the start of rebuilding at five ancient monuments destroyed in an earthquake last year

epa05275407 Nepalese gather to attend candle light vigil over an art of Dharhara Tower and Kasthamandap temple to mark the one year anniversary of devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 April 2016. The iconic Dharahara Tower and Kasthmandap temple collapsed during an earthquake. The citizens of Nepal are marking the one year anniversary of the quake that left over 8,000 people dead and more than 21,000 injured on 25 April 2015. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Prince Harry hopes to draw focus to quake-hit Nepal with visit

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED He is set to meet with survivors of last year s devastating earthquake and with Gurkha soldiers who helped in rescue efforts

STATE VISIT. Britain's Prince Harry (center) walks with officials after his arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu on March 19, 2016, at the start of a five-day visit to Nepal. Prakash Mathema/AFP

Nepal begins process to deliver grants nearly a year after quake

Mar 13, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Funds will begin trickling to tens of thousands who are still living in tents in earthquake hit Nepal

epa05120279 An elderly Nepalese woman sits in front of her shelter in a camp for earthquake afftected people in Ghola Village in Dhading district, Nepal, 23 January 2016. Dhading is one of the major earthquake district of Nepal on 25 April 2015. Hundreds of earthquake victims living in a shelter have been facing a harsh winter season which long last until February. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Anshu Gupta: Empowering poor communities through clothing

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:00 PM

2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta runs Goonj a non governmental organization that sees clothing not just as a basic need but as a sustainable development resource for the poor

CLOTH AS TOOL. 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta believes cloth is a sustainable development resource that can be used as a tool to empower communities and preserve human dignity. Screenshot by Rappler

Canadian and PH Red Cross teams share Nepal quake stories

Jul 12, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Filipino doctors nurses and rescuers share experiences on their time in Nepal with Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines, H.E. Neil Reeder; Chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, Senator Richard Gordon, and Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross, Dr. Gwendolyn Pang, listen to the delegates.

The Nepal earthquake and its economic, poverty impacts

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Two months after the earthquake which devastated Nepal how is the economic recovery going for survivors?

REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY. Nepalese survivors of the earthquake stand strong amidst the looming economic and poverty impact of the earthquake.

Nepal PM appeals for quake aid, vows funds will reach victims

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Nepal says it needs around 6 7 billion equivalent to nearly a third of annual output to recover from the disaster

RUINS. Members of donor agencies tour the earthquake-damaged Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 24, 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

Jun 16, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The 7 8 magnitude quake reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the mountain Chinese state scientists say

Can Angat dam withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake?

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

A consultancy firm commissioned to assess the 47 year old dam’s safety is uncertain that it could survive such disaster thus more investigations are needed to determine the risks involved

Nepal parties reach long-awaited charter deal

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The deal comes weeks after an earthquake that killed thousands and devastated the country adding to the pressure on politicians to end the long running stalemate

4 dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Jun 02, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Four people including 3 staff from medical charity MSF are killed when a helicopter delivering aid to an earthquake devastated region in Nepal crashed in the Sindhupalchowk district

WAITING. Relatives react as a helicopter carrying the bodies of helicopter crash victim arrives at helipad of Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 02 June 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha / EPA

After the quakes: Learning from the Nepalese people

May 27, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Nepalese help each other build temporary shelters and do farm activities They even trek for hours to carry relief items to their neighbors

CHALLENGES. Bringing in aid is very difficult due to Nepal's rough roads and terrain. Photo from Plan International

Quake-hit Nepal suspends adoptions

May 27, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare says it is imposing the ban as part of a package of measures after rescuing more than 50 children

In this file photo, an injured boy takes rest in a temporary shelter camp after his home was destroyed in the 25 April earthquake, near Kathmandu, Nepal, April 28, 2015.  Abir Abdullah/EPA

Thousands head home as Nepal landslide flood fears ease

May 25, 2015 - 4:05 PM

UPDATED: District chief Tek Bahadur KC: Now that the danger is over they have started coming back to their homes

RETURN. Local residents read a newspaper on the steps of their homes, one month after the 25 April massive earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 25 May 2015. According to police, at least 8,629 have already died in Nepal in two major quakes that hit the country on 25 April and 12 May. Photo by Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

Nepal PM appeals for $2B to rebuild country after quakes

May 18, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Prime Minister Sushil Koiralat says the administration has set up a national rehabilitation and reconstruction fund

8 dead in Nepal chopper crash

May 16, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Before it went missing authorities say there was some chatter about a fuel problem on the radio from the helicopter crew of UH 1Y Huey

DEADLY CRASH. John Wissler, Commander of the Joint task force of US Army, speaks about the US helicopter crash during a press conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, 15 May 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

A Filipino aid worker's journey from Tacloban to Kathmandu

May 15, 2015 - 6:33 PM

A Filipino aid worker relives her experience being deployed in Nepal

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Aivon Guanco, World Vision Philippine's Humanitarian Accountability Manager in its Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response shares a mother child bond with an 82-year-old Nepalese earthquake survivor Durga. All photos contributed by World Vision.

Rappler Talk: Helping Nepal

May 15, 2015 - 11:45 AM

What are the lessons learned from the Nepal quake?

US helicopter missing in Nepal with 8 aboard: military

May 13, 2015 - 3:09 AM

The chopper was carrying 6 US Marines and two soldiers from the Nepalese army

Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters

May 10, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The 3 British helicopters are feared to damage buildings when landing in the Kathmandu valley

UN says it has received fraction of $415M Nepal appeal

May 08, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Of a requested 415 million to support immediate humanitarian interventions Jamie McGoldrick UN resident coordination for Nepal says only 22 4 million is recieved

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. On the 13th day of the earthquake, people take a part in a candlelight vigil in front of the collapsed Dharara tower to the people who died during the earthquake of 25 April, in sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal, 07 May 2015. Photo by Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

Filipinos help Nepalese in time of need

May 08, 2015 - 2:52 PM

A team of Filipinos is in Nepal to provide much needed assistance and food to the survivors of a devastating earthquake The Filipino disaster experts say it is their humble way of repaying the kindness extended by Nepal to the Philippines

FIRST AID. Dr Ted Esguerra checks on the health conditions of villagers from Ichowk Village in Nepal.

Rappler Talk: Surviving the Nepal Quake

May 08, 2015 - 9:31 AM

One of the two Filipino survivors of the Nepal quake tells her story

A Filipino traveler's tribute to Nepal

May 07, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Now my heart and my soul are for Nepal I wish I could do something other than praying for them

HERITAGE. Nepal's heritage sites speak of rich and colorful history. All photos contributed by

Quake-hit Nepal villagers take aid into their own hands

May 07, 2015 - 3:56 AM

Although the army has begun airlifting relief supplies to Barpak the villagers say they are desperately short of tents and tarpaulins as the season for monsoon rains approaches

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

May 06, 2015 - 3:15 PM

The conditions that have long raised alarm bells for Nepal are mirrored across the South Asian region regularly hit by quakes that have left tens of thousands dead and homeless in the last two decades

NEW NORMAL. A young boy plays with a ball in front of a destroyed house in Patan, Kathmandu, May 5, 2015, after the devastating April 25 earthquake that hit Nepal. Diego Azubel/EPA

'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake

May 05, 2015 - 5:45 PM

BBC footage from Langtang show scenes of utter devastation with houses razed and bodies laid out on tarpaulins on the desolate terrain

BEFORE THE QUAKE. This photo taken on September 11, 2014 shows a general view of the valley around the village of Langtang, in the remote Nepalese district of Rasuwa bordering China's Tibet. Moira Shaw/File/AFP

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

May 05, 2015 - 2:21 PM

A vast army of emergency workers is finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of the massive April 25 earthquake

AID RUN. Nepali soldiers load relief goods onto an Indian helicopter at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4, 2015. Diego Azubel/EPA

PH Red Cross deploy search and rescue team to Nepal

May 04, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The Philippine Red Cross search and rescue team is in Nepal to assist in the search and retrieval of survivors and bodies

Philippine Red Cross deployed members of its search and rescue team to assist in Nepal. Photo courtesy of Ranny Magno

The day the earth shook in Nepal

May 04, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I alternated between praying and screaming for my mom while holding my son tight My husband was hugging both of us The house continued to sway violently It felt like an eternity

RUINS. A view of damaged building a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

101-year-old rescued after Nepal quake as fears grow in rural areas

May 04, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The rescues are rare good news for the devastated country after officials ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins and the focus shifted to trying to deliver aid to thousands in remote Himalayan areas

Battle to get aid to Nepal's quake-hit mountain villages

May 03, 2015 - 8:05 PM

There are reports of some areas getting repeated aid deliveries while others still receive nothing

AID. A picture made available May 3, 2015 shows local residents waiting at an improvised heliport, as a chopper from the Indian army takes off from Barpak village, Gorkha district, Nepal, 02 May 2015. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Quake-devastated Nepal toll to climb 'much higher'

May 03, 2015 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED There are still villages where we know that all houses have been destroyed but have not yet been able to reach

Bodies of foreigners among 51 found in quake-hit Nepal trekking region

May 03, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Authorities recover more than 50 bodies in Nepal s popular Langtang trekking region following the devastating earthquake

Red tape delays Nepal quake disaster aid

May 03, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The focus is shifting to delivering aid to families and others in far flung areas of the devastated nation

FOR NEPAL. A picture made available on 02 May 2015 of relief goods for Nepal being prepared to be loaded onto a military transport airplane at the Military Airport in Warsaw's Okecie airport, Poland, May 1, 2015. Jakub Kaminski/EPA

UN aid chief 'concerned' Nepal delaying deliveries

May 02, 2015 - 10:35 PM

There have been reports of foreign aid getting stuck at Kathmandu s small international airport or even turned back at the border with India by customs officials

An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

Filipino responders to assist Nepal quake survivors

May 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

The team flies to Nepal on Sunday May 3 to conduct water purification medical missions and minor surgery interventions

HELP. A group of men carry a person on a stretcher after a powerful earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. File photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

One week on, Nepal rules out finding more quake survivors

May 02, 2015 - 11:24 AM

The death toll from the devastating 7 8 magnitude quake has risen to 6 621

REST. Nepalese Armed Police Forces rest at the end of a day of clearing rubble at the Basantapur Durbar square in Kathmandu on May 1, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

1,000 Europeans still missing after Nepal quake

May 02, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Twelve citizens from the European Union are known to have died so far confirms the EU ambassador to Nepal

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A handout picture provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows the rescue operation in Bhaktapur district, Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck at the weekend, April 29, 2015. Sailendra Kharel/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Catholic Church in Manila seeks donations for Nepal

May 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs however has not publicly pledged any specific amount to help Nepal after an earthquake that killed more than 6 000

TRYING TO REBUILD. A Hindu man stokes fire on April 30, 2015, for the cremation of earthquake victims in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204 – official

May 01, 2015 - 11:07 AM

The National Emergency Operations Center says a further 13 932 are injured in the Nepal quake

An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

MMDA sends rescue team to Nepal

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:52 PM

The MMDA team which had been previously deployed to help in the 2013 Bohol quake will help victims of the 7 8 magnitude quake in Nepal

Teenager pulled alive from rubble 5 days after Nepal quake

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Police say the survivor was a 15 year old Nepalese boy who had been staying at the guesthouse on the outskirts of Kathmandu when the 7 8 magnitude quake hit on Saturday April 25

An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

Nepal quake: Far-flung areas await aid, rescue

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:32 PM

As the death toll passes 5 489 the government acknowledges that it is overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A handout picture provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows the rescue operation in Bhaktapur district, Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck at the weekend, April 29, 2015. Sailendra Kharel/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Key facts about the Nepal quake

Apr 29, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Here are some facts in numbers about Nepal s worst natural disaster in 80 years

NEPAL QUAKE. Dust can be seen over the city during an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Nepal tells foreign rescue teams not to come – UN

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:22 PM

The government decides it has enough foreign experts in and around the capital Kathmandu

EMERGENCY. Members of the South Korean search and rescue team search for survivors of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake, which killed thousands in Nepal, in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 28, 2015. Yonhap/EPA

Anger in Kathmandu as Nepal quake survivors try to leave capital

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Anger surges and scuffles break out between the crowds and the columns of riot police who were sent in to try to contain the situation near parliament as people try to leave the ruined city

PICKING THE PIECES. A man and a woman collect candy from their damaged shop at Kathmandu, Nepal April 28, 2015. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Nepal official says 250 feared missing after avalanche

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Around 250 people are feared missing after an avalanche Tuesday hit an area of Nepal that is on a popular trekking route and near the epicenter of a devastating earthquake

MISSING. In this file photo, dozens of tents lie damaged after an avalanche plowed through Mount Everest base camp killing at least 18 people following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, 25 April 2015. Photo by Azim Afif / EPA

Philippine Red Cross sending typhoon teams to Nepal

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Red Cross teams in the Philippines with experience of Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 are being sent to Nepal to help victims of the deadly quake

RELIEF. A child peeks out of a hole in a temporary tent in an open ground in Kathmandu after a powerful earthquake followed by strong aftershocks struck Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015. Photo by Narendra Shresta / EPA.