Briefing Paper Strengthening DRR

Nepal is the 20th most multi- hazard prone country in the world, ranking 4th, 11th and 30th in terms of climate change, earthquake and flood risks respectively.1 This multi-hazardous environment of the country underscores the importance of developing effective recovery mechanisms that would allow restoring access to basic services (such as drinking water, operational health posts and community-based services including electricity) as quickly as possible in the aftermath of any disaster.

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