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 Post subject: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:11 am 
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http://tinyurl.com/Nepal-Please


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:44 am 
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My 14 yr old dd and 12 yr old ds were lucky enough to spend a week in Kathmandu last year with their Dad. They have some great photos of Durbar Square and many other places that have been damaged or destroyed. They are both really upset and shocked by the earthquake and the affect it has had on Nepal and its people. We have made a donation via the British Red Cross - hope it can help a little to ease the suffering.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:00 pm 
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I was talking to a friend yesterday who had come back from Nepal just before the earthquake. Thankfully her friends there are all ok, but apparently separated and finding it difficult to get back together.
Also water supplies are a big issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:58 pm 
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As ever though, the Brit/Western-centric nature of the press coverage is starting to get to me. Times headline about concern growing for climbers lost on Everest when about 5000 Nepalese people are dead is deplorable, and of course while it would be awful to have family out there (I almost did) it surely shouldn't be on the front page. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Amber wrote:
As ever though, the Brit/Western-centric nature of the press coverage is starting to get to me. Times headline about concern growing for climbers lost on Everest when about 5000 Nepalese people are dead is deplorable, and of course while it would be awful to have family out there (I almost did) it surely shouldn't be on the front page. :(


I completely agree Amber.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:40 pm 
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Totally agree Amber. The news is very distressing. The numbers who died seems to be increasing. A friend went only two weeks ago and we were there many moons ago. The economy will be devastated and rebuilding for those left behind will take a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:56 pm 
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I agree also, Amber, and DS1 made exactly that point after reading the Times yesterday.

Despite that, and looking at the coverage on the BBC website just now (I haven't read the Times report yet), the situation at Base Camp must have been pretty terrifying. Apparently the avalanches just kept coming for the next two days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32494505

Although there will have been aftershocks in the other areas affected, they are rarely lethal, whereas the avalanches had the potential to kill every time.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:03 pm 
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yoyo123 wrote:
Amber wrote:
As ever though, the Brit/Western-centric nature of the press coverage is starting to get to me. Times headline about concern growing for climbers lost on Everest when about 5000 Nepalese people are dead is deplorable, and of course while it would be awful to have family out there (I almost did) it surely shouldn't be on the front page. :(


I completely agree Amber.


This news is too distressing to discuss in detail.Its been a frequent discussion in our household as to how many deaths or injuries it requires from other parts of the world before they overtake relatively trivial news stories in the UK.It reminds me of the recent tragedy in the philippines with the tsunami in 2013 and months earlier it was the dedication of nurses from the same country who were nursing me through my health difficulties.

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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:52 am 
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The notion of what constitutes 'news' and who decides is very interesting to me at the moment. Yesterday I heard the R4 news which prioritised the 'news' that the UK economy hadn't grown as much as 'experts' thought it would over the desperate plea from Nepal's government that they couldn't cope and that death figures may reach 10 000. I suppose we should be grateful that at least it wasn't some scandal on 'Strictly Come Dancing' or the calls for a football manager to resign that pipped it to the top slot.


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 Post subject: Re: Nepal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:45 pm 
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First mention of Nepal in today's 'Times' (page 21)
'Second Briton feared dead in Nepal quake'.


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