Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Major climate stressors here are rising temperatures, increased floods, landslides and droughts. All major rivers, the agricultural lifelines, receive freshwater supply from melting snows and glaciers, and seasonal monsoon rainfall. Changes in the length, intensity and the amount of water flow in these river systems will adversely affect the population, eco-systems and biodiversity. Situation will be dire for majority of Nepal’s population who live in rural areas and survive on small-scale agriculture.
GORKHA, Dec 2: Locals of Doyal and Payau villages in Gorkha have demanded resettlement in safer zone following high risk of landslides in the hills. Recurring landslides since the devastating earthquake of 2015 have already displaced a dozen families in those villages. And the fear not only persists, it has actually aggravated as the hills look more fragile and landslides have been more frequent.
GULMI, Oct 7: Creative healing art therapy workshop is all set to be held at Satyawati rural municipality in Gulmi this week to help people heal their wounds left by a terrible landslide in July this year.
KHOTANG, Oct 2: The only road that was still in use in the entire district amid monsoon was reopened on Tuesday morning after 14 hours of it remaining blocked due to landslides. Vehicular movement along the Diktel–Hilesi road had suddenly come to a standstill on Monday evening due to heavy landslides at Nagi area of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality.
BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 1: Floods and landslides displaced a total of 1045 families in Panchapuri, Birendranagar, Bheriganga, and Barahatal areas in 2014. Even though the government instantly promised to resettle the victim families, they are still living in a makeshift hut in the nearby jungles. This has taken a toll on their health and the overall progress in life.
DOLAKHA, Aug 27: Incessant rain for the last few days has wreaked havoc in rural Dolakha villages, rendering dozens of families homeless. Around 50 families of different settlements at Melung and Shailung rural municipalities are reported to have lost their houses to landslides.
MELAMCHI, July 25: At a time when incessant rain has massively caused loss of lives and properties across the country, Barhabise municipality has cautioned its subordinate bodies of imminent threats of floods and landslides.
KATHMANDU, July 24: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that all three-level governments are actively involved in relief, rescue and rehabilitation of the victims in all flood and landslides-hit areas.
GULMI, July 24: At least nine persons have died and four others are missing in Gulmi district after landslides triggered by torrential rains swept away the villages of Limgha and Thulolumpek in the wee hours of Tuesday.
HETAUDA, July 21: Transportation on the road section of Hetaunda- Kulekhani-Phakhel-Kathmandu, the shortest route linking Tarai to the central capital, resumed this morning. It had remained obstructed after it was hit by monsoon landslides at several places.
Monsoons in Nepal are a bit like the Hollywood film, Groundhog Day. The basic narrative of the film is that a weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. In our case, it’s us reliving the monsoons in exactly the same manner – year after year, after frustrating year. The monsoon brings with it a deluge in more ways than one – not only in the form of floods and landslides but a steady stream of bad news as accidents and weather related tragedies and stories of displacement unfold in various parts of the country.
Since the devastating floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains last week ravaged the settlements in various parts of Nepal, mainly in the Tarai plains, political actors have risen up to help the flood-affected people.
KATHMANDU, July 16: At least 78 people have been killed so far in flood and whereas 32 are reported missing. According to the latest report by the Ministry of Home Affairs ( MoHA), 40 people have been injured.
LAHAN, July 16: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Matrika Yadav directed the district-based office chiefs to collaborate on rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of natural disaster that has affected various parts of the district.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur has urged people’s representatives at local, provincial and federal levels, different social organizations, political parties, political activists security personnel and general public to contribute to rescue and relief efforts underway in the aftermath of floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain.
KATHMANDU, July 15: An emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday has decided to provide all medical treatment free of cost to those injured in landslides and floods and mobilize rapid response teams comprising doctors to flood-affected areas.
KATHMANDU, July 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over a huge loss of lives and property at different places of the country due to floods, landslides and inundation following incessant rainfall.
KATHMANDU, July 14: A meeting of the Central Disaster Management Committee has decided not to seek foreign help for now for rescue, relief and rehabilitation work in the face of ongoing flooding. It says the government is capable enough to handle the crisis on its own.
KATHMANDU, July 13: At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. Thousands of people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas, according to police.
TOKYO, July 4: Heavy rains in southern Japan let up by Thursday, but authorities maintained evacuation orders for more than a million people, warning against a risk of more landslides, which have killed one person, with another missing.
TOKYO, July 3: Japan ordered nearly 800,000 people on the southern island of Kyushu to take shelter in evacuation centers and other safe areas on Wednesday as heavy rains threatened to trigger landslides and cause other damage.
CHITWAN, June 2: Traffic on the Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been affected by landslides. Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall on Saturday night have blocked the road in two locations on the section in Jalbire and Paanchkilo.
MANILA, Jan. 6: The death toll in a powerful storm that triggered landslides and flash flood in the Philippines has risen to 126; media reports said quoting the Philippine government agencies on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, July 28: Maheshwari Thapa of Khaptad-Channa-6, Bajhang was a health worker by profession. But Thapa who had saved many lives was no less than a doctor for the people in the remote areas. She devoted herself completely to the treatment of pregnant women and patients with various illnesses. Her one and only dream was to make health services accessible to the people in the rural parts, says her brother Janak Thapa.
RASUWA, July 15: Massive landslides in Yabru village of Naukunda Rural Municipality wreaked havoc in the settlements last year. The landslides had rendered the land unsafe for settlement. Though the residents of the village lived in temporary shelters for some days, they returned and started living there after some weeks. They were aware of the looming threat of landslides, but returned stating that they did not find any place to relocate.
DHANGADHI, July 15: Every year, floods and landslides affect all nine districts of Province 7. The province faces huge losses of lives and property. While the hill districts of the province are prone to landslides, floods have been devastating the tarai districts.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain is the forecast throughout the country, according to an alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. According to the alert, major rivers and rivulets are likely to swell and trigger early warnings.