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kathmanduNepal: Lessons from Disaster

Nepal is one of the world’s least developed countries, with a per capita GDP of $694 that lags even Mali and Burkina Faso. At 40 percent unemployment, the country is heavily reliant on citizens working overseas, whose remittances constitute nearly a third of economic activity. In 2008, the dysfunctional 240-year monarchy was finally abolished, after a violent decade of Maoist insurgence…

 

A Wild 30-Second Timelapse of the Calbuco Volcano Eruption in Chile [VIDEO]

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On April 22, for the first time in 42 years, the Calbuco volcano erupted. Rodrigo Barrera captured stellar footage of the eruption and created a 30-second timelapse that allows us to really see the power of the volcano as it spews ash and smoke upward from its fiery crater. Despite the destructive power of the volcano, the colors – dizzying shades of orange, yellow, and gray – appear beautiful. The timelapse condenses the 90-minute eruption into 30 seconds…

 

Disaster resilience program for districts

THREE districts in the Western Division have been identified to pilot disaster resilience projects. The communities of Vitogo, Sabeto and Naviti in the Yasawas have been selected for the implementation of programs anchored by Live and Learn, the United Nations Development Program, Government ministries and development partners. Live and Learn co-ordinator Lanieta Tokalauvere said following a recent assessment, the Western Division was identified as being vulnerable to natural disasters…

 

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