Disaster Risk Management

Disaster occurrences involve a huge loss of lives, economy and resources. In the mountainous country like Nepal, natural hazards are inevitable. Major natural hazards like landslides, flood, fires, epidemic outbreaks, droughts and avalanches are affecting thousands of lives every year here.

Nepal as one of the most hazard prone nation in the world. The country is ranked 4th, 11th and 30th in term of climate-change, earthquake and flood risks respectively. Few examples include August 2014 Jure landslide at Sunkoshi River that killed nearly 156 peoples. 2015 Gorkha Earthquake with 7.8 Richter scale that killed about 9000 peoples. In addition, April 2017 Barun Valley GLOF gives an impression of the disaster it may carry though few houses were damaged without any human casualties this time.

The impacts of such natural disasters are further intensified by slow economic development and poverty, widespread ignorance, lack of firm commitments from political sides and poor governance make the country highly prone to disasters. Thus, there is need of a different approach to reducing such impacts from disasters.

Greenhood Nepal is initiating different programs for reduction and recovery of disaster loss. During April 2015 Earthquake, we launched a program called “Seed to Feed” to support the earthquake survivors of Sindhupalchok District. The main objective of the program was to make the stronger food security in near future of the locals there. Other activities carried are raising awareness to publics, conducting workshops, educating children, providing training, and carry on researches on different issues. We are planning to work on different phases of disaster throughout the country.