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Recent flood events in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region
Extreme vulnerability to natural hazards
among countries in South Asia is cyclical
and repeatedly causes major setbacks in the
socioeconomic and equitable development
of the region. According to UN estimates
major disasters may cut the GDP of countries
in the region by up to 20 per cent.
Climate change is expected to increase both
the frequency and magnitude of hazards
leading to disasters. It calls for speedy action
to help communities cope with such largescale