KATHMANDU, June 2: With the onset of pre-monsoon activities in the country, the government is ramping up its preparations to address and manage monsoon-induced disasters through an integrated disaster management system. This initiative comes in response to the significant impacts of past disasters, which were reportedly exacerbated by a lack of preparedness. The disaster management system operates through collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Home Affairs and various stakeholders.
RASUWA, Sept 22: The obstructed Pasang Lhamu Highway has resumed after one and a half months, allowing smooth passage of vehicles. The road was disrupted since August 10 due to landslides near Banuwa at Uttar Gaya Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa district. Around 70 meters of road was damaged in the disaster.
There has been a paradigm shift in the understanding of disaster risks, exposures, vulnerabilities, and their management. Disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and mitigation are getting more attention than the traditional rescue, relief, and rehabilitation with the former one the cost-effective and efficient measures to save lives and properties in the aftermath of a disaster.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The government is preparing a national strategy for financial resource management for the prevention of damage in times of disaster and for implementing the post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction programs.
Just between June and July this year, 89 people died and 278 families were affected by landslides around the country; 17 lost their lives after being hit by thunderbolt and 77 families were affected. Similarly, three died and 93 families were affected by floods. Just this week, 59 people died by landslides and two from flood, 137, 123 and 29 families were affected by landslides, heavy rainfall, and floods respectively associated with extreme events.
NEW YORK – At the center of many policy challenges is a contest between “realists” and “radicals.” That’s true of the ongoing Democratic primary race in the United States, for example, and it has long defined the climate-change debate. Will incremental policies such as a modest carbon price save us from disaster, or does climate change call for a more revolutionary approach?
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 14: A total of 10 families at Chaukidanda of Tatopani, Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality-2 in Sindhupalchowk district have been displaced by the landslide that occurred a few days ago.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Aug 29: Hurricane Dorian moved out over open waters early Thursday after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warned it was gaining strength and probably would grow into a dangerous storm while heading toward the northern Bahamas and Florida’s east coast.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: National Assembly (NA) member Suman Raj Pyakurel in today's special hour urged the government to launch short-term and long-term programs in the disaster-hit areas in the Province no 2.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Death toll from disaster in the country has so far reached 195. In the 1,525 incidents of floods, landslides, fire, storm among others, 195 lives have been lost, according to the Home Ministry Disaster Preparedness and Response Unit.
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, April 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is to form a committee headed by KMC mayor within a week for implementing its 'disaster management act'. KMC's fourth town assembly passed the Disaster Management Act on April 7.
RUPANDEHI, April 9: Recently, the Meteorological Forecasting Division predicted that the southern plains of the country might witness a windstorm once more over the next few days. This is giving sleepless nights to the victims of the country's first recorded tornado. Even though the Province 5 government has expedited preparations to avoid further damages due to disasters, the local governments are yet to take any safety measure.
From California’s worst wildfires in history to Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the world’s top ten climate-linked disasters this year caused a whopping $85 billion worth of damage, according to a new study.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government has been working on preparedness regarding the disaster risk management along with national policy, learning from the devastating 2015 earthquake.
PALU, Oct 4: Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, unsure when they’ll be able to rebuild and spending hours each day often futilely trying to secure necessities such as fuel for generators.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) aims at strengthening coordination among multinational armies in the humanitarian assistance, rescue and assistance mobilization in the aftermath a major earthquake kicked off here today.
BAGLUNG, Sept 16: Chuda Bahadur Kumal of Dhorpatan Municipality-2 had a sleepless night on Friday. A massive landslide, which struck Turture of Badigad-7, Bhimgithe, forced locals to rush for their lives in the middle of the night. A huge mass of earth which fell from some 500 meters above blocked the Badigad River turning it into a pond.
KATHMANDU, May 18: The Government of Japan has extended grant assistance of 700,000,000 million Japanese Yen (NRs. 683,200,000) to the Government of Nepal for the implementation of the Economic and Social Development Program.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: 49 passengers are confirmed dead and several others injured as a Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.
BANEPA, March 10: As disasters occur unexpectedly, stakeholders have often underscored the need for effective preparedness for disasters. The devastating earthquake of 2015 had led bare the country's unpreparedness to cope with such looming threats. Not just earthquakes, the country is also prone to floods, inferno and landslides.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Japan has extended financial assistance of US$ 419,859 (approximately Rs 43,824,882) to Shapla Neer, a Citizens' Committee in Japan for Overseas Support, under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme.
CP Chandrasekhar is a Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University and the author of The Market that Failed: Neo-Liberal Economic Reforms in India. He is a vocal critic of the neo-liberal economic order. But why is neoliberalism bad for India and Nepal? What are its major flaws? Mahabir Paudyal and Prashant Lamichhane caught up with veteran professor when he was in Kathmandu last week.