Crises in Nepal

Global Food and Security Strategy Launched in Nepal

The United States today launched the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) in Nepal. Aimed at partnering with Nepal for food security, nutrition and prosperity, GFSS is the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative. To read further, please follow the link below: https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/global-food-security-strategy-launched-nepal/

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Nepal Invests in New Irrigation Technologies

Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/nepal-invests-irrigation-technologies-171117113156245.html

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Nepal Floods: Elephants Deployed in Rescue Efforts

Dozens of elephants and rafts have been deployed to rescue nearly 500 people trapped by floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal, officials say. Several hotels in Sauraha, in Chitwan district, have been inundated, trapping the tourists, many of them foreigners. To read further click on the link below: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40917407

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Nepal Drains Dangerous Everest Lake

Nepal’s army says it has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level. The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000m (16,400ft) high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges. Imja is one of thousands of glacial lakes in the Himalayas. The lake,

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Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step Destroyed

A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world’s highest peak even more dangerous to climbers, mountaineers report. The  Hillary Step may have fallen victim to Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake. To read this BBC news article, please click on the link below” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39989992?SThisFB

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