An emergency requires an extraordinary response in any field. This emergency arises due to natural or man-made disasters. Although 80 percent of natural disasters occur in the world, Nepal experiences all types of natural disasters except volcanic activity.
KATHMANDU, June 22: The government has informed the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly, the Upper House of the federal parliament, that 13 people have died, 26 are missing and eight have been injured in monsoon-induced floods and landslides in various parts of the country this year so far.
KATHMANDU, August 3: Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police, Dhiraj Pratap Singh has directed the subordinate bodies to identify areas vulnerable to disasters and remain on standby with preparedness and response plans.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.