Overall Green alert Flood
in Nepal

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101667
Death: 25
Displaced: -
Countries: Nepal
From - To 15 Sep - 17 Sep

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Nepal, Mid-September 2022Heavy rain triggered several landslides in Achham District in Sudurpashchim Province, Nepal, on 17 September. NDRRMA said 22 people have lost their lives in landslides in Achham, while 1 person was missing and around 10 were injured. Several of those injured were airlifted by a military helicopter to Surkhet for treatment. From 15 to 18 September, minor landslides occurred in the districts of Baglung, Myagdi, Sindhupalchowk, Dailekh, Kailali, Surkhet and Rukum West, causing material damage but no loss of life. On 15 September 3 people died in a landslide that struck Bethanchowk Rural Municipality in Kavrepalanchowk District. Local media speculated that the landslide was caused by mining in the area. Nepal Red Cross reported flooding in Bardiya and Kailali Districts. Nepal's Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said the Babai river at Chepang in Bardiya stood at 6.56 metres as of 17 September, exceeding the danger mark of 6.10 metres. Levels fell soon after. NDRRMA also reported flooding in Parshuram Municipality of Dadeldhura District.Sun 18 Sep 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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A mix of climate change and serious mismanagement2022-09-19T20:13+0200.

— Countercurrents. Climate change requires much better preparation and adaptation to face the challenge of climate change. If highly destructive deluges are to be avoided, South Asia will need a much better response to new emerging threats,
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South Asia really needs to improve its response towards floods2022-09-18T16:42+0200.

Bharat Dogra. Most countries of South Asia have suffered excessive flood losses this year, peaking in Pakistan. In the last week of August Pakistan, overwhelmed by surging waters, declared an emergency. Nearly 1500 human lives have already
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Death Toll From Western Nepal Landslide Rises To 222022-09-18T10:17+0200.

- The Peninsula) Reuters. KATHMANDU: Rescuers in Nepal battled against torrential rains to pull out bodies from the wreckage of homes buried by a landslide that caused 22 deaths and injured 10 people, officials said on Sunday. The latest ca
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Drought and heat wave take toll on paddy crop2022-09-18T05:44+0200.

Rice is Nepal’s most important crop and the primary source of livelihood for more than two-thirds of farm households. It is transplanted in June-July and harvested in November. Yadav, who lives in the Tarai flatlands in south-western Nepal,
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