A conversation about the Nepal earthquake
Join Dr. Robin Cox, Royal Roads Disaster and Emergency Management program head and Lt.-Col. Edward Izatt, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), in conversation about emergency relief in Nepal after the April 2015 earthquake.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed over 8,000 people, injured more than 21,000 and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Canadian Armed Forces DART, a multidisciplinary military organization that provides short-term, immediate emergency relief operations, deployed to bridge the gap between rescue and longer-term recovery. Approximately 200 DART members were on the ground providing medical care, engineering support and water purification to thousands of survivors after the earthquake.
Contact Laurie Cain, School of Humanitarian Studies program associate, 250-391-2600 ext. 4820 for more information.
Photo credit: Asian Development Bank