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Nepal

Nepal’s health sector more earthquake-ready

21 Jan 2014, IRIN

The capital, Kathmandu, is consistently ranked among the world’s most earthquake-prone cities and in the event of an 8.1-magnitude (Richter scale) quake, some 80 percent of hospitals are expected to become non-functional, according to the National Society for Science Technology...


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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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