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.