The purpose of this page is to collect the information about devastating earthquake that hit the Nepal on April 25, 2015, in an effort to support global nursing activities.

We listed up the relevant web sites from the site of United Nations agencies and institutions related DNGL.
We also continue to update the activities in DNGL.




Source: USAID accessed 27 April 2015


A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu.

Government reports confirm that 30 out of 75 districts in the country have been affected in the Western and Central Regions, including Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes mountain and hilly areas, in areas where rural populations are dispersed, as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s two largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara.

The worst affected districts include Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha in the CR and Kaski, Gorkha, Lamjung in the western region.

The United Nations and its partners are scaling up operations while trying to get a comprehensive picture of the damage to address the most urgent needs.


Reference : About the Crisis,OCHA:


Guiding to Giving


Information Gathering

 [Information from International Organizations]

“Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs” (OCHA)


OCHA works to understand humanitarian needs and priorities, and compiles comprehensive, strategic plans to respond to them.


『Relief web(by OCHA)』

An OCHA Internet-based information service on humanitarian assistance, including natural disasters.

Provides timely updates on disaster analysis, appeals, assessments, condition reports, maps, data, etc. regarding disasters all over the world


『Humanitarian Response』

A central website by OCHA dedicated to information management for the smooth execution of information sharing among respondents in times of emergency crisis. This provides a platform for sharing IASC information with clusters at the national level.

Selected press releases and web stories from the OCHA Headquarters are presented here in Japanese.


 [Information from Each Cluster]

In principle, the IASC (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) provides humanitarian assistance through nine sectors. Selected organizations have the responsibility of granting each cluster the authority to coordinate between and lead sectors.


1) Water and Sanitation cluster, 2) Nutrition cluster >>>UNICEF

“United Nations Children’s Fund” (UNICEF)

New information regarding material support and public health is updated here. Also accepts contributions for emergency aid.


3) Health cluster>>> WHO

Provides information such as situational reports, reports on health needs, technical guidelines, and outbreaks of contagious disease.

WHO South East Asia Region Office


4) Camp coordination and management>>>IOM

“International Organization for Migration” (IOM)

A unique page within the IOM web site. Graphic information, photos, videos, maps, messages, media contacts, and more regarding Haiyan are posted here.


5) Emergency shelter>>>IFRCs

“International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies” (IFRCs)

An overview of news about Red Cross activities, contributions, media relations information about the Red Cross in participating countries. Also features mail distribution soliciting information about missing persons and a hashtag for use on Twitter.


6) Protection >>>UNHCR


7) Logistics>>>WFP

“World Food Programme” (WFP)


8)Telecommunications>>>OCHA for emergency telecommunication and as overall process owner, UNICEF for common data services, WFP for common security and telecommunications, services


9) Early recovery>>>UNDP

“United Nations Development Programme” (UNDP)


 [Field Office]

Nepal Goverment


“Nepal Nurses Association, Inc.”


Facebook page


DNGL Related Links

“WHO Nursing Collaboration Center for Disaster and Crisis Management”

A WHO Collaborating Center in the University of Hyogo Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and the Community. Posts information on crisis management and disaster nursing in collaboration with WHO, WPRO, and WKC.


“Japan Society of Disaster Nursing”

The website of the Japan Society of Disaster Nursing. Features fundraising activities, etc.


[Disaster Nursing Support Tools]

“Information Base for Disaster Nursing Knowledge and Skills to Protect Lives”

Provided by the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program at the Hyogo University College of Nursing Art and Science.
Provides knowledge necessary for volunteering excursions, as well as knowledge of disaster nursing specific to the patient or subject.
Access languages include Japanese, English, Chinese, and French, among others.

Japanese site features reports on disaster situations.


“International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Learning Platform”

Here, volunteers, staff, and private citizens can take interactive online courses from the Red Cross, courtesy of an academic organization in the area of humanitarian assistance. (Community, Forum, Q&A, etc.) Registration is free.


 『Google Crisis Response』

Here, users can access cloud-service maps displaying evacuation sites, hospitals, and command centers. The link below contains tools for rescue operations teams, such as spreadsheets, forms, and video chat.


『Google Person finder』

A tool for finding out whether friends or family in disaster areas are safe.
Users can view information on the condition of the person they are searching for and can register that person.
This can be used in many countries because of its multilingual interface.


『SAHANA Project』

Free source software for web-based disaster management applications necessary for disaster rescue activities.
Used for organizational management, evacuation site registration rosters, support material management, shared situational awareness, volunteer organization, and other purposes. Available in English, Japanese, and French.



UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction (英語版:2009)

“United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction” UNISDR (ISDR)

Prepared by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the Cabinet Affairs Office, based on UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction (English version published in 2009).


“The Ministry of Defense and Japan Self-Defense Forces”

“Japan International Cooperation Agency”


Facts to Know and Possible Challenges to be faced by International Relief Workers

NEPAL Disaster-Possible challenges to be faced by relief workwers(PDF)
Statstical Data of (from National Census 2011) (PDF)



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