natural-disasters

Remembering the Seti disaster

12 years after the tragedy that killed 72 people, warnings that Pokhara is not prepared for another flood

The rise of high-rises

Nine years after the 2015 earthquake, Kathmandu has to ask: how safe are the new tall structures

Sonia Awale

Below zero at Ground Zero

Two months after the Jajarkot earthquake, survivors try to survive the cold

A flood of recrimination

This monsoon was no different than previous ones in Nepal being blamed for downstream inundation

Lost and damaged

On the evening of 15 June 2021, Baburam Bhandari was sitting down for dinner with his family, when the police sent out...

Who will pay for climate disasters?

Adapting to extreme weather events alone will not save Nepal, it needs to push for loss and damage compensation

Post-COP26, Nepal’s real work now begins

After the flashflood of international media coverage of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the climate emergency has now fallen off the...

The monsoon, and nature’s arithmetic

Rudyard Kipling's 1893 short story ‘The Bridge Builders’ surprised me. It is not about how noble British men brought ‘civilisation’ and ‘progress’...

Disasters in Nepal come in waves

Nepal sits upon a pyramid of problems: poverty, inequality, exclusion, domestic violence, social injustice, lack of food ... the list is long.On top...

Yaas stops Everest climbers at Camp 2

More than 100 international climbers and their Nepali guides who braved a Covid-19 outbreak at base camp are now stuck at 6,500m on Camp...

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