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World + 11 others
Dengue and malaria impacting socioeconomic growth: WHO

SEAR/PR 1570

3 April, New Delhi: While countries in South-East Asia have made substantial economic progress, diseases such as dengue and malaria fuel a vicious cycle of poverty and have a significant impact on socioeconomic status of communities. These diseases are still killing thousands of people in the WHO South-East Asia Region. On World Health Day – 7 April – the World Health Organization is urging countries to prevent and control vector-borne diseases including chikungunya, dengue, kala-azar, lymphatic filariasis and malaria, among others.

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World + 11 others
Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asia Region, Annual Report 2014

World TB Day: 24 March 2014

New Delhi: Of the approximately 3 million people who get sick with TB every year in the WHO South-East Asia Region, a third do not get the TB services. On World TB Day, WHO is urging countries to find, treat and cure the “missing” 1 million who do not get TB services, in order to accelerate progress towards zero TB deaths, infections, suffering and stigma.

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World + 20 others
Climate change threatening small island countries and posing a danger to food security in landlocked states

Mongolia Ministry of Industry and Agriculture convenes high-level forum to discuss remedial action – 10 Government Ministers attend

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12 Mar 2014 -- While the environments of small islands in the Pacific and landlocked countries with no access to the sea may seem polar opposites, they share common problems that need collaborative efforts to address and resolve if food security is to be guaranteed for future generations, a specially convened meeting in the Mongolian capital has heard.

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Nepal + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet – Nepal, March 2014

Key messages

  • There must be continued support to vulnerable communities to prepare for and reduce the impact of natural disasters in order to reinforce their resilience capacities.

  • The health emergency response capacities in the capital city, Kathmandu, must be strengthened to cope with the risk of a major earthquake.

  • Food assistance to the refugees from Bhutan living in Nepal should be continued.

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Bhutan + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Bhutan 28-January-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Record cereal harvest estimated for 2013

  • Food inflation remains high

  • Food insecurity persists in certain districts

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Nepal + 1 other
ECHO Visits Bhutanese Refugee Camps In Eastern Nepal

DAMAK - "The overall impression is one of satisfaction. The services are being delivered to the people who need them in a very proper way," said Simon Horner, ECHO Adviser for Operational Coordination with Field Network.

During a two-day mission, the delegates from ECHO met with refugee families, refugee leaders, representatives from various UN agencies and local government authorities to talk about the activities and the current challenges in the camps.

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Nepal + 1 other
Analysis: Nepal’s successful refugee resettlement operation

Report
IRIN

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dealing with protracted caseloads
  • Why information matters
  • Resettlement – a source of anxiety
  • Cooperation key

DAMAK, 30 December 2013 (IRIN) - Six years into the resettlement of tens of thousands of Bhutanese refugees to third countries from camps in Nepal, experts say there are lessons from the operation that can inform similar efforts around the world.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Philippines + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 17-23 December, 2013

Heavy winds swept across central and northern Bhutan on 15 December leaving a trail of damages in 11 districts including 900 resident homes. No fatalities were reported.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nepal + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Nepal/Refugees from Bhutan (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000) Last update 15/10/2013 Version 1

NEPAL/Refugees from Bhutan

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 800000

  1. CONTEXT

With a total estimated population in the range of 26.5 million, Nepal ranks 157/187 in the 2012 Human Development Index. ECHO's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 identified moderate humanitarian needs in Nepal. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high.

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World + 15 others
Landmine Monitor 2013

Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.

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World + 9 others
Pushed to the limit: Evidence of climate change-related loss and damage when people face constraints and limits to adaptation

Report
UN University

A new UNU study reveals how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent damages, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust.

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Afghanistan + 7 others
Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: South Asia Regional Office

  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member National Societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to adopt an integrated approach in programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.

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World + 3 others
La santé, la nutrition et les systèmes alimentaires efficaces

Pour la plupart des 842 millions de personnes souffrant de la faim dans le monde, la solution n’est pas une simple distribution de nourriture. Il faut rendre les systèmes alimentaires locaux plus efficaces et durables afin d’assurer que même les plus démunis aient toujours accès aux aliments nutritifs. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un système alimentaire ? Et comment le rendre plus fiable ?

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Bhutan: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 7 others
South Asia Regional Delegation - Development Operational Report Q 1 and 2, 2013 (MAA52001)

  1. Executive Summary

Key Accomplishments:

The South Asia regional delegation (SARD) continues its technical advisory support with significant progress made in strengthening the tools and procedures of the respective National Societies in the region.

During the first and second quarter,

  • Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) developed the community-based disaster preparedness training manual.

  • ARCS developed information, education and communication (IEC) materials for disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

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Nepal + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet – Nepal, July 2013

Every year, about 1,000 people are killed by landslides and floods during the monsoon season. There are also potential threats of earthquakes, glacial lake outbursts, avalanches as well as cold and heat waves.