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Crisis-related articles

Preparing for double trouble: Monsoon floods during the pandemic

The Terai region of Nepal is reporting new cases of COVID-19 with each passing day, and the local government and community...

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The pandemic must bring us together

It is clear that the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are very high for the people of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). As this crisis unfolds, it might seem difficult...

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From disruption to resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world as we know it and laid bare the vulnerabilities of mountain communities already impacted...

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Will a hunger pandemic follow in the mountains?

In mid-March, as governments scrambled to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, banning flights, halting surface transport...

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Impacts of COVID-19 could heighten gender inequalities in the HKH: unless responses focus on women

Disasters and public health emergencies oftentimes compound gender inequalities in societies.

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Putting the environment above profits

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Nepal’s economy hard. By all indications, the lockdown will have profound long-term impacts that are difficult to fully determine now.

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Food and livelihood insecurity during a pandemic

As the services sector is bound to face a long and hard journey to a revival, the agro sector will be all the more important.

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Himalayan women left more vulnerable amid pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis highlights the long-term neglect of women and marginalised groups in water policies in South Asia.

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Build diverse food systems for post-COVID-19 world

The world’s 7.6 billion residents are facing an unmitigated and unprecedented fight against a global public health emergency.

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