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Prayer flags in Kathmandu, Nepal, by Sarah Tzinieris, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/120420083@N05/14474889262/

Nepal suffers devastating earthquake

25 Apr 2015, UNISDR

The country is regarded as a world leader in confronting disaster risk, with the NRRC providing a model for uniting partners with the government to reduce vulnerability. NRRC has made strides in retrofitting schools and hospitals to make them earthquake-resistant, as well as creating local-level disaster preparedness and response plans. However, Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey had voiced his concern over the impact of a major earthquake only last month when he addressed the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan...

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