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Affected countries: Nepal
Since 1 June, 37 of the 75 districts in Nepal have been impacted by floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains. Solukhumbu and Palpa districts were particularly affected by the combined effects of flooding, landslides and heavy monsoon rains. To date, authorities confirmed at least 34…
Affected countries: Nepal
A flash flood in the Bhotekosi River has swept away at least 38 houses in Tatopani, Nayabasti and Bharabishe area of Sindhupalchok district. Sindhupalchok branch of Nepal Red Cross Society, in support of Sindhupalchok District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), dispatched food and non-food items in…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh…
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Heavy rain caused massive landslides from the hillside in Jure, Mankhaa Village Development Committee of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal's Central Region on 2 Aug 2014. The landslide created a high artificial dam across the Saptakoshi River, one of the main tributaries of the Koshi River,…
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Early monsoon rains have caused massive flooding and landslides in northern India's Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh states and Nepal since mid-June 2013, affecting tens of thousands of people. In India, more than 1,056 people are reported to have lost their life and hundreds were still missing…
Affected countries: Nepal
Starting in June 2012, the monsoon season triggered floods and landslides across the country. In Dang District, a total of 145 families were displaced and another estimated 2,200 households were affected by a flash flood on 18 July. (UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal, 08 Aug 2012)
Affected countries: Nepal
On 5 May 2012, a landslide near Machhapuchhre mountain in Kaski district triggered a catastrophic flash flood in the Seti river, sweeping settlements and breaching the river banks downstream. As of 10 May, 26 bodies have been recovered and 51 people are reported missing. 20 houses, two temples, and…
Affected countries: Nepal
Since the last week of December 2011, the temperature in most of the areas affected by last September’s earthquake significantly dropped to close to freezing at night combined with intense snowfall in many parts of the districts. Of the total 7,746 families displaced by the earthquake across 12…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northeast India on 18 Sep 2011 in the small, landlocked Himalayan state of Sikkim, which borders Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The epicenter of the quake was 64 kilometer northwest of Gangtok. (WHO, 19 Sep 2011) The earthquake caused widespread damage to the…
Affected countries: Nepal
Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains that began in the last week of June have caused damage across the country in 14 districts. The Terai lowlands were the worst affected by the floods, resulting in 25 deaths, with 4 persons injured and two missing. (UN RCHC Office, 07 Jul 2011)
Affected countries: Nepal
Due to incessant rain throughout June, July and August 2010, Nepal experienced flash floods, inundation and landslides in 43 districts across the country. All five regions of Nepal were affected, and the Nepal Red Cross Society reported that 183 people lost their lives whilst more than 1,600…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
India, Nepal and Bangladesh experienced a severe cold wave from mid December 2009 till the end of January 2010. The cold wave killed more than 500 people along the vast swathes of North India. There were 450 deaths in Uttar Pradesh and, nearly 40 in Bihar, while Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal…
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…