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21 May 2015 description

The need to spark off the role of men and boys in gender equality was one of the major issues that was much stressed by participants during a sensitization workshop of Druk Adolescents’ Initiative for Sexual Awareness Network (DAISAN) and the Community Based Support System (CBSS) volunteers of Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW).

19 May 2015 description

This study considers the different elements of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre (DMC)’s efforts over the last decade and assesses their impact in supporting the national capacities of member states.

17 May 2015 description
South Asia - version 3
Technical Annex - version 4

AMOUNT: EUR 28 650 000


Second modification

06 May 2015 description

New Delhi, India | AFP | Wednesday 5/6/2015 - 04:00 GMT | 790 words


Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say.

Given its location on a seismic faultline, another major earthquake had long been feared in the Himalayan nation following a disaster in 1934 that flattened much of the capital Kathmandu.

28 Apr 2015 description
South Asia - version 2
Technical Annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 25 650 000


22 Apr 2015 description


This technical paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

22 Apr 2015 description


1.Samtse was once again hit by a windstorm in the evening of 17th April 2015 around at 6PM.

2.Total of 67 Structures (Rural homes, Schools, RNR center and a milk processing Unit) in 4 gewogs inflicted damages of varying degrees.

3.The Dzongkhag team led by the Dzongdag visited the affected sites and provided tarpaulin sheets to the victims.

4.The BPC field staff immediately restored the damaged electric poles with support from the Community people.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Government of India

SAARC health ministers have pledged to eradicate Polio from then region. The fifth meeting of SAARC health Ministers was held in New Delhi on Wednesday which was chaired by Health Minister J P Nadda.

The ministers also expressed commitment to make region HIV AIDS free by the year 2030. Other issues like prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and strengthening collaboration among the nations were also discussed during the meeting.

30 Mar 2015 description


  • Cereal production in 2014 estimated to have declined but still above average

  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast to remain firm

  • Food insecurity persists in rural areas

Cereal production in 2014 estimated to have declined but still above average

26 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to the first trend report for ACLED Asia. In these periodic publications, the ACLED Asia team will discuss and analyze the real-time conflict event trends that are occurring throughout South and South-East Asia. ACLED Asia will release real-time data for eleven states with various conflict profiles. These states include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Thailand and Myanmar. See Figure 1. Data for January and February 2015 are now available from the CEPSA website and the ACLED website.

06 Mar 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

River flooding will affect more people and cause significantly more damage by 2030, as climate change and socioeconomic development accelerate. In South Asia alone, an estimated 15 million will be affected, say experts

06 Feb 2015 description

Key messages

  • Nepal is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and every year there are significant loss of lives and property, and livelihoods are destroyed. Therefore, continued support to vulnerable communities is needed to prepare for and reduce the impact of natural disasters in order to reinforce their resilience capacities.

  • More than 23 000 refugees who came from Bhutan in the 1990s are still hosted by Nepal. These refugees are not permitted to work and rely almost entirely on food assistance provided by UN Agencies.

14 Jan 2015 description

In this Issue

Featured Stories

  • Africa-Zambia
  • Arab States-Egypt, Somalia
  • Europe & Central Asia-Azerbaijan
  • Latin America & Caribbean-Honduras

Featured Resources

  • New Project Videos
  • Pakistan: A Journey Through the Glaciers
  • Tokelau: Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change-Vital Health


31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.