As the northern part of the country is covered with snow peaks, an avalanche is very common and sometimes it claims the life of human beings as well.
Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)
In the Himalayan region of Nepal glacier, lakes are common. A total of 159 glacial lakes have been found in the Koshi basin and 229 in the Tibetan Arun basin. Among them, 24 are potentially dangerous. The areas like Upper Barun, Lower Barun, Chamlangtsho, Tsho Rolpa, Sabou, Dudh Kunda, Majang, Inja, and Thulari have potentially dangerous glacier lakes. These lakes contain a huge volume of water and remain in unstable condition, as a result, they can burst at any time and a natural catastrophe may cause loss of life and physical property.
Windstorm, Thunderbolt, and Hailstorm
Windstorm occurs mainly during the dry season between March to May. Thunderbolt occurs during the monsoon and hailstorm takes place during the beginning and end of the monsoon. Hailstorm causes heavy losses of crops through human life loss is seldom. Windstorm and thunderbolt cause the loss of human life as well as physical property.
Some parts of the country face the problem of drought. Uneven and irregular monsoon rainfall is the main factor of drought. The mountainous region (the northern belt) of Nepal is generally dry. The lack of irrigation facilities makes the problem even more serious as prolonged drought condition has an adverse effect in crop production.
The main theme of our organization is “Saving by serving”. Whenever Natural disaster occurred in Nepal, we take the first initiation for relief program in the cooperation of Nepal government. AWS Nepal has mainly responded in Earthquake, flood, and savior cold in Tarai belt of Nepal.