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Nepal

Nepal: Thinking ahead of disaster

12 Aug 2014, Kantipur Publications

'It is impossible to prevent landslides from occurring, given Nepal’s weak geophysical and climatic conditions; however, we can minimise the risks of lives and property loss with proper preparedness and sharing right information to the vulnerable communities,' said Bishal Nath Uprety, a geologist and professor at Tribhuvan University...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2004 800,015
Flood 2007 640,706
Flood 1993 553,268
Flood 1987 351,000
Drought 2009 303,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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