According to The Himalayan Times, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a new fund for earthquake preparedness in Nepal. DIFID will provide around Rs 2 billion over four years for Nepal’s disaster risk management and as well as to help reconstruct at least 162 schools damaged by the September earthquake last year. "DIFID’s new disaster preparedness programme will strengthen Nepal’s disaster risk management and support building code compliance. It will scale up resilience of people to earthquake and other disasters," reads DFID's press statement.
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