The state of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a long history of natural disasters, ranging from catastrophic earthquakes to destructive floods, blizzards to avalanches, landslides to wind storms, all owing to its peculiar topography, rugged terrains, extreme weather conditions, and unique geographical and geo-climatic settings. On 8th October2005, the state experienced earthquake of magnitude 7.6, which resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries, more than24,000 houses were fully damaged. The state witnessed devastating floods in September 2014 killing almost 300 people and damaged over 2, 50,000 houses fully or severally. The floods affected almost all the districts of the state. More than 5, 50,000 people were displaced. ELFA INTERNATIONAL has trained schools/college/university students, faculty members and government & non-government officials in inclusive disaster risk reduction across the state of Jammu & Kashmir. After achieving the targeted goals and overwhelming support from stakeholders.
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