Nepal Earthquake Rehabilitation: Social Media Driving ‘Real’ Rescue Operations in Quake-Hit Nepal


Considering the popularity and reach of social networking sites in the modern world, the Indian government is pro-actively using Twitter and Facebook to reach out to those affected in quake-ravaged Nepal. From giving information about missing people to offering aid, the government and netizens have gone all out to utilise the power of the social media to offer a helping hand to the ones in need.


Soon after the 7.9-magnitude temblor jolted Nepal and parts of India on Saturday, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) started the twitter handle “@MEAcontrolroom” to inform people about latest rescue efforts and sharing helpline numbers.

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