Summary of WFP assistance: Responding to the 25 April 2015 earthquake, WFP reached two million people through its three-phase emergency operation. As the final phase moved to conditional assistance, a period of rehabilitation work on community assets (such as trails, shared water taps, public toilets) was completed in exchange for cash or food support. The EMOP was supported by UNHAS and a logistics coordination response, coordinated by the Logistics Cluster, both of which served the entire humanitarian community responding to earthquake-affected populations.
A set of briefs on gender and climate change that highlights how CIFOR and partner organizations are addressing current and emerging policy issues, with insights and recommendations based on experience.
Gender and climate change Evidence and experience
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Kathmandu, January 13, 2016 – The European Union (EU) has contributed 2 million Euro (equivalent to NPR 231 million) to UNHCR to provide protection and sustainable solutions for the refugees from Bhutan in Nepal.
Media Statement by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia
On 13 January, WHO South-East Asia Region completes five years without any case of wild poliovirus. This is a remarkable achievement in view of the continued threat of poliovirus importation from the remaining polio-endemic countries.
• An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 M and depth 55 km occurred in the State of Manipur, north-eastern India, on 3 January, 23.05 UTC. The epicentre was located 28 km west of the State's largest city, Imphal (population approx. 270,000). USGS PAGER estimated that nearly 500,000 people were exposed to Very Strong and 1.8 million to Strong shaking.
India / Bangladesh / Myanmar
Over $23 Million Raised from Inaugural Red Nose Day at Work by 12 Charities to Benefit Children Living in Poverty across U.S. and around the World
WHO SEARO Press release 1617
New Delhi, 14 December: Nearly 7400 new-borns die every day in the WHO South-East Asia Region causing untold misery to mothers and families. Two-thirds of these deaths can be prevented by adopting proven and cost-effective measures, World Health Organization today said seeking focused efforts by governments and partners to prevent newborn deaths with a sense of urgency.
Chronic conflicts, droughts, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday marked a major milestone: the resettlement of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees from Nepal to third countries since the launch of the programme in 2007.
Fifty-three-year-old Devi Maya Thapa is the 100,000th refugee to be resettled from Nepal. Together with her husband, children and grandson, she is set to leave in early December for a new life in the US state of Ohio where other family members have already settled.
Summary of WFP assistance:
Through the school meals project, WFP aims to support the Royal Government of Bhutan in its policy of improving access to education by providing nutritious meals to school children, particularly those from rural and food-insecure families.
Summary of WFP assistance: In response to the devastating April 25 earthquake, WFP Nepal’s emergency operation reached two million people in the first phase of operations. A second phase of food assistance and nutrition support reached 1.1 million people, including those supported through an initial phase of cash for assets, which included light work and debris clearance.
Un rapport publié par l’OMS, l’UNICEF, l’UNFPA, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et la Division de la population des Nations Unies rend compte des progrès accomplis.
Communiqué de presse conjoint
12 NOVEMBRE 2015 ¦ GENÈVE/NEW YORK - Selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui par plusieurs organismes des Nations Unies et par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale, la mortalité maternelle a baissé de 44 % par rapport à 1990.
Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN
Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 November 2015 – Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Cereal production in 2015 forecast to increase
Cereal imports in 2015/16 marketing year (July/June) forecast to decline
Food insecurity persists in rural areas
Cereal production in 2015 forecast to increase