Over 1,000 die annually in Nepal from Natural disasters
NEPALGUNJ, Oct. 23: Over one thousand people face untimely death annually in Nepal because of natural disasters with almost 300 deaths due to floods and landslides alone, shows a statistics.
Similarly, the loss of property from the natural hazards in a year in Nepal stands at Rs. 1.2 billion. According to a study conducted by the INGO Mercy Corps, the possible loss of disasters could be reduced by Rs. 400 if one Euro is invested in pre-information system.
The Mercy Corps report shows that 26,656 people have lost their lives in the incidents of natural disasters in the past 37 years. Similarly, 4.7 million people have been directly affected, around 841,000 hectares of land has been damaged and 236,000 livestock have died.
Following the massive losses of lives and property by natural disasters every year in Nepal, the organizations is working for the expansion of natural disasters pre-information system with a view to preventing possible damages from natural hazards. Banke, Baridya, Kailali, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Chitwan, Saptari and Sunsari are considered as high-risk zones in view of natural disasters and the organisation is launching a public awareness campaign aimed at mitigating the damages by natural disasters with the cooperation of other 200 organisations.