Preparing for disaster in Nepal

Nepal is one of the world’s most prone to floods, landslides, earthquakes, and fires. The EU works with partners on the ground to ensure better preparedness and response to disasters in the country.

Children getting ready for a new day in an area prone to regular landslides. © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)
A massive boulder almost crushed Nima Shamu Sherpa’s house. © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)
Badil Lama (left) is one of the engineers who have been trained in the various causes of landslides and ways to mitigate them by building safer roads. © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)

Responding to floods

Pushpa with her three-year-old daughter Devi. © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)
An aid worker surveys the damage of a village that lost over 70 houses when a fire in a field spread out of control (left). A farmer burns crop residue in a field (right). © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)

Fighting wildfires

The EU and its partners have assisted many of Nepal’s poorly trained firefighters in improving their firefighting skills (left). Villagers are trained in extinguishing a gas tank fire (right). © European Union, 2022 (photographer: Peter Biro)

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Stories from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department of the European Commission

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