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Volume 17, issue 12 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2313-2320, 2017
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Dec 2017

Research article | 15 Dec 2017

Assessment of social vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal

Dipendra Gautam
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Short summary
Social vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal is presented in this article. The findings highlight that most of the districts in Nepal are at a high to very high social vulnerability level. The western parts of the country are found to be more vulnerable than the central and eastern parts.
Social vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal is presented in this article. The findings...