Panel on Nepal’s Earthquake on June 2 at UBC
Two major earthquakes, one 7.8 magnitude on April 25 and another 7.4 magnitudes on May 12, struck Nepal, killing more than 8,600 people, injuring over 18,000 others, and displacing more than half a million families. The disaster is expected to worsen with landslides that have started to occur in the Himalayan nation and the monsoon season to follow. While the United Nations has appealed for $423 million to provide basic relief such as tents, food, and safe drinking water for two million survivors for the next three months, only 22 percent of the required funds have been raised. In the wake of the largest humanitarian disaster in Nepal’s recent history, challenges lie ahead to rebuild the fragile nation.
Dr. Ram Pandit
Nepal’s geography, impact of earthquake on landscape and natural resources
Dr. Sara Shneiderman
Nepal’s local politics, rural economy and community engagement
Kapil Dev Regmi
First-hand experience of Nepal’s earthquake, role of youths in relief, recovery and rebuilding effort
Role of Nepali Diaspora in earthquake relief, recovery and rebuilding effort
The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, June 2nd at 7 PM in Conference Room 120, C. K. Choi Building, 185 West Mall
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here.