News for Today:
Nepal Government officials are appealing for more supplies of food, medicines, specialised rescue services and body bags, as Aid trickles in, whilst thousands of residents are leaving Kathmandu as reported in the Huffington Post.
India is leading a big effort to survivors with 187 tons of supplies (50 tons of water, 22 tons of food and 2 tons of medicine) being delivered on Sunday as reported in CNN.
Facebook have started a donation campaign for Nepal, matching every dollar which is donated to International Medical Corps until $2mio.
Reports from the ground:
My business partner’s mother got a call from a friend in Nuwakot district, Ghalle village. She was told the village had been destroyed, with no food, water, or aid, but the conversation lasted only for a brief moment because the line was cut. She was unable get hold of her friend when she tried on calling back.
In some shops food prices have tripled or quadrupled.
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kathmandu is getting bad publicity from the locals as they have a big garden but did not open the space to the public to use. In times of emergency it would be really good to hear people helping each other out. Hopefully things will change tomorrow or the information is outdated.
Photos around Kathmandu by THT & HEV
I will be double checking on the information written above with my business partner tomorrow. Will ask for more information from the ground on the situation.