A major earthquake occurred in Nepal on 12 May 2015 at 12:50 pm with a moment magnitude of 7.3, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Kodari. The epicenter was on the border of Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk, two districts of Nepal.
The earthquake killed 8,000 people, uinjured over 18,000 and caused widespread damage and destruction.
There has been a huge influx of aid organisations but now, only a few weeks after the quake, these are already leaving Nepal.
What is left behind is a country which has a long road of recovery ahead of it. The challenge will be to be come out of this better prepared for the next earthquake. And there will be another one. In the 2 weeks since the quake there have been 36 other ones ranging in strenght.
Disaster Tech Lab is partnering with "Operation Mobilisation" an NGO which has been working in Nepal for many years. "Operation Mobilisation" runs numerous aid programs and their compound just South of Kathmandu served as a hub for a lot of responding organisation during the current relief effort.
One of the challenges they face is communications. They need better internect access as well as a better way to communicate with their field teams both before and during a disaster situation.
Disaster Tech Lab is mobilising a team of techs to travel to Nepal. They will work to improve the Internet access at the OM compound, build a local WiFi network, and establish point-to-point wireless links to a number of locations. In addition to this they will provide VoIP and videoconferencing services.
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