Shneiderman and Turin on the Earthquake

Member’s Sara Shneiderman and Mark Turin’s piece for the Canadian Globe and Mail this week.

Disaster relief in Nepal is beginning even as aftershocks continue. Canada’s $5-million is a good start, and regional neighbours are sending heavy equipment, experts and critical resources. Mechanisms must be put in place to ensure that the relief reaches far beyond the capital of Kathmandu to remote, rural areas, where the devastation is least reported but most widespread. The loss of world heritage sites in Kathmandu’s urban center is visually striking, but it is now time to look elsewhere.

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