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Risk to resilience: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal
The report documents recent disastrous events which caused massive loss of lives and properties in Nepal. The report discusses about country’s status on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) around the themes of the GPDRR2022, including the experiences from reconstruction of 2015 earthquake damages and the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
The report was prepared in the context of seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR2022) being held in Bali, Indonesia on 23-28 May 2022. Both government and non-government agencies came together to take stock of the progress and analyse issues and challenges while preparing the report.
Nepal is one of the disaster-prone countries struggling to reduce disaster mortalities, injuries and economic impacts from multiple hazards every year. Since 2015, Nepal has faced mega earthquake, severe flooding and landslides while fire, lightning and other hydro-met hazards occur annually. The reasons are both natural and human induced - harsh and fragile topography, persistent poverty and many more. Despite these challenges, Nepal is progressing to achieve Sendai Framework Action for DRR.