Nepal

Nepal - Wildfires (JRC-GWIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 March 2021)

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  • Hundreds of wildfires in several parts of Nepal are spreading smoke and ash across the main cities, resulting in hazardous levels of air pollution.

  • According to media reports, schools are closed for four days from 30 March, due to the associated pollution and health risks.

  • According to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre's Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast for 31 March-1 April is moderate to extreme in most parts of southern Nepal.