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Child Slavery: Rich Brits Buying Kids Who Survived Nepal Quake

Posted by feww on April 4, 2016

Child slaves sold for $7,500 on streets: Report

Child survivors of the Nepal earthquake are being sold to wealthy British families as household slaves, according to a report.

A UK tabloid investigator, “posed as a wealthy Sikh living in Britain with a sick wife and elderly mother looking for a housemaid or houseboy,” was offered boys and girls as young as ten for as little as $7,500 (£5,250) by a gang selling children of Nepalese refugees and poor Indian families from the state of Bihar “like cattle.”

“Take a Nepalese to England. They are good people. They are good at doing housework and they’re very good cooks. No one is going to come after you,” slave trader Makkhan Singhtold the the undercover reporter. “We have supplied lads who have gone on to the UK.”

When asked how difficult it was to buy children, Singh, who referred to the kids as stock, replied: “India is flooded with boys. Nepal has been destroyed and all the Nepalese are here.

“We go to the poor parents, we talk to them, we do a deal,” he added.

“Minimum three years you’ve got to keep them here. Train them, make them work for you here. Get them into a routine. Then you can start getting documents for them. If you want my advice, take a 12 or 13-year-old.”

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Nepal Earthquake Update – April 29, 2015

Posted by feww on April 29, 2015

8 Million people affected, 5,000 dead, 11,000 injured after Nepal earthquake 

Death toll from the 7.8-magnitude quake and its strong aftershocks, which also triggered deadly avalanches on Mt Everest, has now reached 5,057 with 10,915 others injured in Nepal, as of posting.

Some 454,769 people have been displaced, according to Nepal’s Home Ministry.

Up to a 100 people have also been reported dead in India and Tibet with dozen of others injured.

More than 8 million people in 39 districts have been affected, of which over 2 million live in the 11 most severely hit districts, a report quoted officials as saying.

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Powerful India Quake Kills at least 17, Injures 100

Posted by feww on September 18, 2011

M6.9 Earthquake Strikes India’s Sikkim-Nepal Border Killing at Least 17, Leaving 100 Injured

The quake epicenter was at 27.723°N, 88.064°E, 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, capital of Sikkim (Himalayan region), NE India, striking at a depth of about 20km, USGS said.

The mainshock which occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC was followed by two significant aftershocks as of posting, which jolted a vast area, triggering landslides and  destroying/damaging dozens of buildings in Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, North Bengal and Bangladesh.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 18

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  • India. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit India’s Sikkim-Nepal border killing at least 17 people and injuring  more than 100 in 3 countries.
    • There are 17 confirmed death as of posting, including 7 in Sikkim, 5 in Nepal, 3 in Darjeeling hills, West Bengal and 2 in India’s Bihar state.
    • Three of the deaths in Katmandu, Nepal occurred when the wall of British embassy’s compound collapsed killing pedestrians, reports said.
    • The quake epicenter was at 27.723°N, 88.064°E, 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India, striking at a depth of about 20km, USGS said.
    • The mainshock which occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC was followed by two significant aftershocks as of posting, which jolted a vast area, triggering landslides and  destroying/damaging dozens of buildings in Sikkim, Nepal, North Bengal and Bangladesh.
    • Tremors were felt throughout a vast region which reportedly plunged into darkness including Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi.
    • “There may be landslides in the hilly areas. Some aftershocks were also felt after the quake while the Terrai and Doors region are already experiencing intermittent heavy rains,” Meteorological Department said.
    • The casualty figures are expected to rise, authorities said.

Other Global Disasters

  • Arkansas, USA. The Arkansas Double Whammy of Drought and Deluge. While the cost of 2011 spring floods to Arkansas farmers is estimated at $335 million, according to recent study, the outlook for drought suggests the same areas that were worst affected by the deluge now face persisting or worsening drought conditions in the coming months.
  • Texas, USA.
    • Fire stats for the state of Texas:


YTD Fire Stats, September 18, 2011. Source: TFS

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