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Nepal tragedy underlines need for greater investment in reducing risk


'This tragedy underlines the importance of the work of the Government and the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium launched on International Day for Disaster Reduction in 2009... retrofitted hospitals have been able to withstand the impact of the earthquake. Nepal raised the issue of a major earthquake in Japan where countries adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction,' said Margareta Wahlström...

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    Mindful of Nepal's vulnerability to earthquakes and other natural hazards, the government in 2009 created the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC). Annual spending on disaster risk reduction grew from barely US$8 million a decade ago to US$40 million in 2013. As it improves Nepal's preparedness, the NRRC focus demonstrates the scale of the challenges, notably due to unplanned urbanization and a failure to respect building codes, and the extent of the work still to be done...

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    Martin Sajdik, the President of the Economic and Social Council said, 'As a 'least developed country', Nepal can ill afford these setbacks on its path to sustainable development.' He stressed that the tragedy in Nepal underlined the need to make disaster risk reduction a critical component of the post-2015 development agenda. 'The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 stressed that: 'It is urgent and critical to anticipate, plan for and reduce disaster risk in order to more effectively protect persons, communities and countries,''...

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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