What do earthquakes and floods from climate change have in common? While their causes are different, they both result in chaos, casualties and long-term economic damage.
That's why Nepal’s response to the earthquake can help us learn about how it will respond to future disasters. Unfortunately there were many problems with Nepal’s response; the government disappeared, and as a result local NGOs frantically tried to communicate amongst themselves when distributing aid. Consequently, communities that could not easily be reached by roads were missed, while closer villages received too many supplies.
What are the root causes of Nepal’s vulnerability? How can Canadians support Nepal to build resilience to future disasters?
Please take a look at my film Unstable Foundations: Equality and Resilience in Nepal to find out more.