Natural hazards do not affect everyone uniformly. It has been established that in event of hazard the poorest suffer most. Because they live in fragile topography, structurally poor houses and have limited resources, their capacity for resilience is extremely low. Owing of their weak resilience capacity, every hazard interrupts their livelihoods, pushing them back to the vicious cycle of poverty. Indeed, for the poor, even small hazards occurring in their surrounding weaken their livelihood strategies, savings and assets. This manual published by the Mercy Corps Nepal highlights the achievements and progress made by Mercy Corps and Practical Action, their local partners and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to establish a functional community based early warning system in Nepal.
Mercy Corps Nepal