The massive quake of 2015 and its aftermath gave us a very important and essential lesson, that is, the importance of preparedness and awareness. However, we are neither prepared nor aware. So quickly have we utterly forgotten our country’s long history of destructive disasters.

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, May 17: Nepal is vulnerable to disasters at different times due to its geographical situation. However, it is wanting when it comes to disaster preparedness.