Nepal is exposed to a variety of natural hazards and human induced disasters. More than 80 percent of the total population of Nepal is at risk from natural hazards, such as floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, fires, earthquakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). The country is among the 20 most disaster-prone countries in the world. In part, this is because Nepal is in a seismically active zone with a high probability for massive earthquake. Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Nepal Government has been producing biennial disaster reports (Nepal Disaster Report – NDR) since 2009 with support from different development partners and stakeholders such as UNDP, Disaster Preparedness Network (DPNet-Nepal), Nepal Red Cross
Society (NRCS) and others.The main purpose of NDR 2017 is to highlight Nepal’s experiences in DRM over the last two years (2015 and 2016), documenting key learnings and challenges in the course of managing disaster risk and identifying future priority actions for effective disaster response, risk reduction and recovery.
Government of Nepal, Ministry of Home Affairs
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