Date: April 28, 2015
By: Lily Kuo
After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, April 26, Taiwan—an
island familiar with devastating earthquakes— rushed to assemble an emergency relief team, supplies, and $300,000 in financial assistance. But then on Sunday, the team was put on standby and Taiwanese officials were told that aid from neighboring countries was being prioritized, even as Japan, the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, Finland, and others sent aid and personnel.
Nepal said it would notify Taiwan when more help is needed. [FULL STORY]