Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Sep 2008
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- ADB: The enabling environment for disaster risk financing in Nepal: Country diagnostics assessment (August 2019). 14 Oct 2019
- Govt. Nepal: Disaster Review 2013. 22 Sep 2014
- IOM: IOM, Nepali Local Government Partner to Build Multi-Purpose Evacuation Centre. 18 Dec 2018
- UN GA: Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327). 24 Aug 2009
- UN GA: International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the UN SG (A/64/331). 27 Aug 2009
This country diagnostics assessment reviews the current disaster risk financing (DRF) landscape and enabling environment in Nepal, with a particular focus on risk transfer instruments—insurance, reinsurance, and capital markets.
Kathmandu – IOM and Changu Narayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District in the Kathmandu Valley have begun work on a multi-purpose evacuation centre to accommodate displaced people in the event of a disaster.
The initiative is part of an IOM project: People to People Support for Building Community Resilience through Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal (P2P) funded by the Royal Thai Government.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL — The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, today opened the newly constructed Koshi Bridge in Chatara in Sunsari District, restoring mass connectivity and economic activities in the eastern development region and directly benefitting the districts of Sunsari, Saptari, and Udaypur.
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DWIDP Concerns: Water Induced Disaster Prevention'
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:
The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.
The Kosi river rises in the Tibetan plateau of China and flows across Nepal into Bihar, joining the Ganges near Kursela, India. On 18th August 2008, the Kosi breached its embankments at Kusaha in Nepal’s Sunsari district, resulting in massive floods across Nepal and Bihar. The Kosi floods were subsequently declared a national calamity by the Government of India (GoI).
Extending across Tibet (China), Nepal and India the Kosi River represents the largest river basin in Nepal. The Kosi River is a powerful river system with a history of shifting directions and causing havoc in Nepal and India. Such is the potential damage that can be caused by the Kosi, it has become known as the “Sorrow of Bihar.” Thousands of families in Nepal and millions in India continue to live in fear that at any moment, the Kosi River might burst its banks and create widespread suffering.
This report is issued by the UN RCHCO with inputs from its UN Field Coordination Offices and other partners and sources. The report covers July 2011. The next report will be issued in the first week of September 2011.
Almost all districts across the Far West face losses of lives and property every year due to natural disasters. However, the impact can last well beyond the immediate event. Humanitarian actors have observed that the duration of displacement varies depending on the intensity and type of disaster: displacement following inundation of rivers is generally short term, while displacement resulting from floods and erosion is generally longer term.
Today, through a bridge and road inauguration ceremony in Haripur VDC, Sunsari district, the U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, representatives of USAID, local government, and media celebrated the accomplishments of USAID’s Flood Recovery Program. The program helped more than 800,000 people in eight flood-affected districts of the Terai.
The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) was formed in May 2009 to support the Government of Nepal in developing a long term Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan building on the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM).
Kathmandu - Parliamentarians from Denmark and Norway were in Nepal last week on a five day visit, organized by the United Nations country team, to see first-hand the development challenges the country faces as it shifts from a decade of conflict to democracy.
The five-member Nordic delegation met in Kathmandu with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and other senior officials including Finance Minister Surendra Pandey and Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subash Nembang.
During their discussions they gained insights on the country's progress towards peace and development and …
Nepal lies between India and China, the giant economically growing countries in the world. Although there are immense opportunities for development, Nepal is still recorded as one of the least developed countries in the globe. It is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture and religions. Following the comprehensive peace process, Nepal has been witnessing rapid changes in social and political sectors. The state is going through the constitution making process.
- Three major political parties agreed to extend the Constituent Assembly term by one year, Constitution-drafting deadline also extended
- Consultations for Mid Year Review of Nepal Humanitarian Transition Appeal 2010 underway
- Number of food insecure approaching 600,000 in Mid and Far-Western regions, an increase of 1.2 percent
- UN Security Council approves UNMIN extension by four months
- Disaster Preparedness activities started in 66 districts
- The Central Natural Disaster Relief Committee (CNDRC) endorsed recommendations emanating from the Disaster Preparedness and Pre-monsoon planning workshop
- Week-long strike disrupts humanitarian aid operations across the country: Food distribution temporarily suspended in food insecure districts in the Mid West Region
- Nineteen diarrhoeal deaths reported from Mid West and Far West Region districts
- On-going political deadlock continues and the three major parties have not reached agreement despite intensive negotiations
Nepal is one of the acknowledged 'global hotspots' for disasters. The increasing frequency and intensity of disasters have been adversely affecting this Himalayan country.
Nepal Disaster Report: The hazardscape and vulnerabilities is an indication of Nepal’s resolve to tackle the challenges posed by natural disasters. For a country facing the difficulties of socioeconomic development, efforts to address the risks of disasters are necessary because disasters undermine social and economic well-being. By highlighting challenges and presenting the way forward, this report shows the growing sense of urgency and the need for seriousness in reducing disaster risks in Nepal.
Copenhagen, Nairobi, Kathmandu, 11 December 2009 - Hundreds of millions of people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and in the river basins downstream are being forced to adapt to a new reality: climate change.
Climate change is increasing uncertainty and the risk for extreme droughts interspersed with extreme floods that are challenging food security, housing, infrastructure, business and even survival.
Even hardy mountain populations, adapted for centuries to survival in extreme environments, are undergoing events so unprecedented that their traditional coping strategies are being …
Nepal Red Cross has witnessed series of global and local challenges regarding increased humanitarian crisis through natural disaster, health in emergency as well as socio-political changes along with the peace process in Nepal.
Severe floods and landslides in Koshi Zone of Eastern Nepal and the unexpected heavy rainfall beyond normal rainy season in the western Nepal brought about different sorts of human sufferings resulting into displacement of thousands of families and households.