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Assessing 195 School Buildings in Pokhara, Nepal for Seismic Risk

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Miyamoto Relief

Miyamoto Relief assessed 195 buildings on 51 public school campuses to identify the most structurally dangerous buildings. Funded by UNISDR and Nepal government.

More than 30,000 classrooms collapsed and 15,000 additional classrooms were structurally unsafe to occupy after the April 2015 earthquake and aftershocks To help the Government prioritize funding for school strengthening, this study found that 18 of 195 school buildings were at High-risk of building damage or collapse in a future earthquake or heavy aftershock. These 18 dangerous school buildings (9 percent of those surveyed) will account for more than 40 percent of the total fatalities in an earthquake in Pokhara, Nepal's second-largest urban center Seismically strengthening, or retrofitting, all 18 school buildings would cost about the US $100,000 - 120,000 per building and would safeguard more than 600 schoolchildren's lives.

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