Covering the Nepal Earthquake? Here are some sources and resources for you. Remember, no one source here can be considered exhaustive or definitive, although we have tried to point you in the direction of references we consider outstanding.
BBC’s Nepal Explainer: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12511455
Interactive Map of Reported #nepalquake Deaths: http://bit.ly/nepalquake15map
Government of Information and Communications http://www.moic.gov.np/en/
Directorate of Public Relations, Nepal Army http://www.nepalarmy.mil.np/dpr.php
Nepal Police Twitter: @NepalPoliceHQ
Nepal Police HQ: http://www.nepalpolice.gov.np/
Government of Nepal Contacts: (Google Doc) http://bit.ly/1EOFUjo
Current Council of Minister: Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers http://bit.ly/1bfCtV1
GETTING TO NEPAL:
BEST PLACES TO DONATE:
TWITTER ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW:
@KundaDixit, Editor of Nepali Times
@AnupKaphle, Senior Foreign Editor at BuzzFeed News //Most recently at The Washington Post
@ShresthaSubina, Reporter, Al Jazeera
@RaviNepal, Co-founder at Code for Nepal
@Shiwani Neupane, Co-founder, Story South Asia
@Salokya, Editor of Pahilo Post
@RoshGhimire, Founding member, Story South Asia
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF RESOURCES COMPILED BY POYNTER.ORG
-Gramfeed: Gramfeed mines Instagram for GPS located photos in Nepal. This will become a rich source of images over the next few days.
-Google India: Google India set up a PersonFinder page, where you can search or post a name of a person who is missing or a person you know to be found. Of course much of the information is unverified, but as the disaster unfolds, more of it will include names, phone contacts and more that will help in the verification process.
-Reported.ly: Reported.ly has been updating with video and first-hand reports including from Shiwani Neupane, who has contributed many photos from hospitals, outside temples and other buildings that have been badly damaged.
-Hindustan Times: The Hindustan Times has continuing coverage of the earthquake from Kathmandu.
Facebook now has a page for photos of the missing — Facebook page, Nepal Earthquake 2015.
The British Red Cross also has a missing persons list.
From Reportedly: a Google Earth tour of the destruction
From PRI: “Here are seven nonprofits that say they will provide relief in Nepal and that have received either a three- or four-star rating (out of a possible four) from Charity Navigator.”
From The New York Times: A list of relief agencies in Nepal.
From National Geographic: Report on Everest Base Camp emergency
From Flightradar24.com: Monitor flights in an out of Nepal
From Sky News: Drone Footage Shows Nepal Earthquake Damage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwIw1-voHKQ
Nepal Earthquake Victim tracker: Reporting your local knowledge. Saving lives : http://www.kathmandulivinglabs.org/earthquake/
RELIEF CAMP CONTACT NUMBERS COMPILED BY NEPALI TIMES
Tundikhel, Kathmandu Navraj Bhandari: 9843478995
Khulamanch, Kathmandu Khumraj Punjali: 9851015011
Dasrath Rangashala Stadium, Kathmandu Dipendra Sharma: 9841484335
Halchowk, Kathmandu Shanka Prasad Adhikari: 9851124753
Sankha Park Ringroad, Kathmandu Vishwa Prakash Pandit: 9851031149
Narayan Chaur, Kathmandu, Shridhar Gautam: 9851095200 or Narbhadur Rajwar: 9841339292
Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Rajan Khanal: 9851106244
Balambu, Kathmandu Lok Darshan Regmi: 98415555741
Khumaltar, Kathmandu, Beshraj Sharma: 9851130365
Sano Gaucharan, Kathmandu Madhav Prasad Regmi: 9841068328
Jawalakhel, Patan Laxman Prasad Mainali: 9851147128
St Xavier’s School, Patan Bhola Prasad Shiwakoti: 9851109320
Pulchok Engineering College, Patan Dhanbhadur Tamang: 9851105991
Kirtipur Mohdutt Timilsina: 9841028792
Bhaktapur Darsbar Square Krishna Chand Poudel: 9851147128
Tinkune, Sallaghari, Bhaktapur Tankamani Sharma: 9851065900
Saraswati Secondary School, Kamalvinayak, Bhaktapur Thok Prasad Shiwakoti: 9841376930
GOVERNMENT RESCUE AND RECOVERY CONTACT NUMBERS - COMPILED BY NEPALI TIMES
Nepal Engineering Council and other practicing professionals will assess affected buildings free-of-cost. (01)5010252, (01)5010252
- Ministry of Home Affairs: (01)4211208, (01)4211214
- Ministry of Defense: (01)4211289
- Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport: (01)4211782, (01)4211931, (01)4211732, (01)4211655
- Department of Tourism: (01)4247037(01)4247037 , (01)4256228, (01)4256228 , (01)4256231, (01)4256231, (01)4256232(01)4256232
Tent and shelter management by local ministries.
- Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, (01)4200000, (01)4200000, (01)4200309, (01)4200309
- Ministry of Urban Development, (01)4211673
- Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, (01)4211782, (01)4211931, (01)4211732, (01)4211655
- Ministry of Defense, (01)4211289