Factsheet: Loss and damage from a catastrophic landslide in Nepal

Van der Geest, Kees and Schindler, Markus (2016). Factsheet: Loss and damage from a catastrophic landslide in Nepal. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security.

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    Author Van der Geest, Kees
    Schindler, Markus
    Title Factsheet: Loss and damage from a catastrophic landslide in Nepal
    Publication Date 2016-04
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Pages 6
    Language eng
    Abstract On 2 August 2014 a major landslide struck in a densely populated area 80 km northeast of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. With a death toll of 156, it was one of the deadliest landslides in Nepalese history. This fact sheet summarizes the key findings of a case study that investigated the loss and damage resulting from this catastrophic landslide. The central research question is: what losses and damages did the 2014 landslide in Sindhupalchok District cause to households and livelihoods in the area; how effective were their preventive and coping measures; and what were the major constraints? This factsheet ends with a set of policy recommendations to address loss and damage from landslides. The policy measures are classified into three types: measures that aim at avoiding landslides, measures that minimize impacts, and policy to deal with landslide impacts that cannot be or have not been avoided.
    UNBIS Thesaurus LANDSLIDES
    Keyword loss and damage
    latural hazards
    livelihood
    land
    disasters
    disaster risk management
    adaptation
    coping strategies
    recovery
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
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