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On 25 April, Nepal experienced a catastrophic earthquake that not only took the lives of over 8,000 people, injured over 22,000, and displaced over 100,000, it also affected the livelihoods of over...

Experts stress need for collaboration to protect the natural heritage of earthquake-affected areas of Nepal

The April 2015 earthquake had far reaching impacts in the HKH region. Although the epicentre was north-west of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the Tibet Autonomous Region

Responding to a request from the Ministry of Home Affairs, ICIMOD has deployed a task force made up of GIS and remote sensing experts to map clusters of settlements in earthquake-affected areas...

Godavari and surrounding areas, as well as to provide them with relief materials to address their most urgent needs in the

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Koshi Basin Programme News

Disaster reporting in Nepal is still paper based, which is time consuming and information is often outdated before it can be disseminated. A digital system is needed to make planning easier for those working in disaster management. The interactive

The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.

Stories

ICIMOD continued to support, coordinate and rally the broad regional and international teams in the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the Government of Nepal. The ICIMOD Task Force on Geo-hazards continued to map and

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal, launched the ‘Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake- Affected Areas...

An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...

Policy engagement

ICIMOD continued to coordinate and rally the broad regional and international teams in the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the Government of Nepal. The ICIMOD Task Force on Geo-hazards...

The Himalayan region faces a greater uncertainty of earthquakes and question come to peoples’ mind on when, where, and how big. Science has not developed enough to predict earthquakes and even California in US is still struggling to develop

of Nepal and bordering areas of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China were heavily shaken by the moment magnitude 7.8 (7.6 ML, NSC) earthquake on 25 April 25 2015 and its aftershock of moment magnitude 7.3 (USGS; 6.8 ML, NSC). After the two

Discussing a number of lessons learnt, these series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of

Discussing a number of lessons learnt, this series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of cooperation

After a massive earthquake, ICIMOD responded with data, analysis, relief, and government support in the Koshi basin