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21 June 2012 - 5:15pmNepal is one of the world’s 20 most disaster-prone countries. It faces the threat of devastating floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, fires, glacial lake floods, avalanches and earthquakes. Preparedness is vital in a country where natural disasters claimed more than 27,000 lives and affected...
29 March 2012 - 5:19pmMongolia regularly suffers from extreme weather conditions. The crisis is known locally as a dzud—a complex, long-lasting natural disaster in which a summer drought is followed by heavy snowfall and unusually low temperatures in winter. But the most recent dzud, which happened...