KATHMANDU, Oct 19: A total of 444 persons lost their lives due to various natural disasters since April this year, according to the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).

GENEVA, Oct 12: There has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events in the past 20 years, which are taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide and are on track to expand further, and Asia has been hardest-hit, the United Nations said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: In response to severe flooding that have affected South Asia—most notably Bangladesh, India and Nepal—the European Union has announced to provide €1.65 million in humanitarian aid funding.

Follow the laws

August 11, 2020 08:00 am

It's an undeniable fact that no country, however powerful or developed, has been able to develop total protection mechanism against disasters. The natural calamities like earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, epidemic, flood, or snowfall have been claiming the lives across the world. Still, a state can adopt every possible measure to minimize the loss.  But international cooperation, coordination and collaboration is crucial in disaster risk reduction and management.

MYAGDI, Aug 7: As many as 38 people died due to natural disasters like landslides, floods, thunder strikes, electric shocks and fire in Myagdi district in a year.

Bahrabise Municipality and Bhotekoshi, Jugal, Panchpokharai and Helambu Rural Municipalities are among the areas worst affected by the landslides, floods

MELAMCHI, Aug 3: Bodies of all eight people missing in Melamchi landslide occurred on Sunday night have been found.

PARBAT, July 30: As many as 25 households of Jaljala rural municipality-7, Dhairing have been displaced due to landslide. With the fear of landslide looming large, they were forced to abandon their own houses and shift to the secured place.

As the festive season starts in our country, a very serious humanitarian crisis stares us all in our faces. And as always, we the people and the state are ill-prepared to deal with it.

Are we prepared?

March 4, 2020 08:32 am

Humanity is under a constant threat of calamity even though humans think that they are the most intellectual beings on earth. Apart from natural disasters, famines and economic recession, we are exposed to the biological threats of deadly viruses time and again. As we are struggling to keep ourselves away from coronavirus, we should not forget the outbreaks of smallpox, bubonic plague, Anthrax, SARS, H1N1, Zika and EBOLA.

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 24: Water is hardly seen in Khado River except during the monsoon. During rainy days, it swells and floods wreak havoc in the nearby villages time and again. The river flows through several parts of Saptari district in Nepal, and it also touches villages of Bihar, India. It is the responsibility of the authorities of both the countries to free people of the fears of floods and ensure their safety. Locals say, ‘nobody’ is however concerned over their plights.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region on Wednesday pledged to strengthen emergency preparedness capacities by scaling up risk assessment, increasing investments, and enhancing implementation of multi-sectoral plans.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers have called for developing systematic early warning systems (EWS) about the possibility of natural disaster so as to reduce its risk and potential loss.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Constraint of resources and lack of planning continue to hit the rescue, relief and rehabilitation works as the provincial governments fail to bring measures to cope up with the rising disasters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The natural disasters likely to be caused by the Koshi basin shared by China, India and Nepal are putting its 40 million inhabitants at risk, experts at a discussion in the capital said.