Nepal’s opportunity to seize the moment for the future of its people

03 May 2015 by Sujala Pant

The need of the hour is to ensure that the generously contributed aid is disbursed in a timely and transparent manner, and reaches people who need it most. Photo UNDP Nepal
I was in Kathmandu this time around – and it was terrifying to experience the earthquake. I took refuge in my aunt’s house, along with 25 other people whose homes, like many across the city, were either damaged or destroyed. … Read more

Nepal: A lesson in the risks climate change poses to disaster-prone countries

29 Apr 2015 by Daniel Buckley

The earthquake of April 25th, 2015 measured 7.8 on the Richter Scale and has cause widespread destruction and death across Nepal. UNDP Photo
Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed. … Read more