• Nepal



  • form of government: democratic federal republic
  • area: 147,181 square kilometers
  • capital: Kathmandu, approx. 1.7 million citizens, greater Kathmandu 3.5 million citizens
  • population: 30.4 million inhabitants
  • national language: Nepalese
  • climate: monsoon climate, due to the highlands less strong in the North


Situation 2016

content of 02/2016 (sources: Syrian Center of political research / The Guardian / Die Zeit online)

  • duration of war: since march 2011
  • fatalities: approx.. 470,000 (according to UN 02/2016, 250,000)
  • mainly cause of deaths: war injuries, insufficient medical care, famine
  • injured: approx.. 1.9 million
  • displaced persons: approx.. 45% of the population
  • refugees: approx. 4 million
  • average life expectancy: 2010: 70 years, 2016: 55.4 years

According to UNHCR approximately four million Syrian refugees left their country since March 2011 (mostly for Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey). Additionally the war causes innumerable deaths among civilians.

The vague numbers we cite, tell their own story. To nobody who is affected by this war it does not matter if they are correct. Surely Syria’s people are in need. The uprising against the regime has started in March 2011 and it developed into a complex military conflict of the most different forces (national and international) that affects all cities and regions. Every day hundreds and thousands of deaths and injuries are recorded all over the country. In many places Governmental structures break down and the risk of violence immensely increased.

According to numbers of human rights activists, more than 250,000 people died in fights only in Aleppo. Meanwhile in Syria there are more than 400,000 people surrounded by hostile forces, half of them are IS fighters. This leads to humanitarian catastrophes, a lot of people do not have enough to eat.

The village Rathankot

Rathankot, a village in Sunkhani, is neither to be found on maps nor on google, was hit by the earthquake, too: ten people died, about one hundred partly got severely injured, the medical aid had to be done in the street because the one medical point hey had was destroyed.

160 houses collapsed, 330 were badly damaged, 10 were still fit to live in, people of Rathankot mostly live still in tents and self-made emergency shelters.