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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP concluded a formal agreement with the Government of Nepal’s Department of Education. The agreement is the first of its kind wherein WFP will provide technical assistance and support to the design, formulation and implementation of the cash- based school meal programme. WFP will further extend its coverage to include two additional districts.

  • The follow-up operation for the earthquake has been finalized by the Government and aims to begin registration in Nuwakot, Dhading, and Gorkha in mid September.

29 Sep 2016 description
report Plan

In disasters and conflicts worldwide, around half of affected people are girls and boys below the age of 18 years. Despite this, in humanitarian settings children are rarely asked to share their views, consulted on what they really need, or equipped with adequate information.

At Plan International we are changing this: communication with disaster-affected children is not only their right, but our experience also tells us that engaging girls and boys in our humanitarian response helps us to respond better and in more relevant ways.

28 Sep 2016 description

Foreword

2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.

28 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

28 Sep 2016 description

There’s a crisp cheerfulness in the way Sushila Tamang talks about her progression from construction labourer to trained mason, helping to rebuild earthquake-battered homes in her little town of Sankhu some 25 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu. But it’s clear that overcoming traditional attitudes about gender roles has been as tough as any of the challenges of the work itself.

27 Sep 2016 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 27 September 2016 - It didn’t have a fancy name. It was Tropical Cyclone 03 A and it killed more than 10,000 people, many of them desperately poor salt pan workers in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India.

Hundreds died at their place of work, ignorant of the coming storm’s strength until it bore down on their encampment with a fury that turned their flimsy homes into death traps.

27 Sep 2016 description

Since January 2016 and with the European Commission’s support, ACTED has delivered vital support to earthquake-affected households in remote areas, including shelter winterization and water point rehabilitation.

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11831

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 20TH, 21ST & 22ND MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Decrying ‘Lip Service’ to United Nations Ideals, Speakers Declare Time for New Direction, Embracing Era of Engagement While the United Nations had been founded on the belief that States could solve problems collectively, the time had come to move in a new direction, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers underlined the need to embrace a new era of engagement based on common needs, innovative ideas and mutual respect.

24 Sep 2016 description

BERMUDA – TC KARL

• TC KARL continued moving north-west over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, strengthening. On 23 September at 9.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 486 km southsoutheast of Bermuda island and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm).

• Over the next 48 h it is forecast to continue moving northwest with a slight turn to north, strengthening. Its centre may pass near or to the east of Bermuda on 24 September. As of 23 September, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the island of Bermuda.

22 Sep 2016 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 14:35 GMT

A Spanish trekker and three Nepali guides were killed and six others injured Thursday when a landslide hit their route in western Nepal, an official said.

An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes along the popular Manaslu route in the hilly district of Gorkha, trapping the trekkers.

"One Spanish trekker and three Nepalis have died in the accident," Gorkha district chief Narayan Prasad Bhatta told AFP.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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20 September 2016, Kathmandu: UNICEF condemned the placement and explosion of bombs at more than half a dozen schools in Kathmandu Valley today. According to reports, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and suspicious packages were placed in at least eight schools, and two of these IEDs exploded and caused damage to school infrastructure.

19 Sep 2016 description

Summary of key updates, facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction process in Nepal.

  1. Governance and accountability: Establishment of a GESI Unit in the NRA to ensure integration of GESI measures for all recovery and reconstruction processes and ensure women’s leadership and participation during planning, implementation and monitoring of recovery and reconstruction efforts at national, regional and district levels;

19 Sep 2016 description

The humanitarian principles — humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence — are under increased scrutiny and pressure. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to an increased understanding of the perceived and actual challenges humanitarians face in operational contexts as they apply the principles.

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description

This mapping will be regularly updated :

Are you looking for :

  1. Accountability Working Groups at country or regional levels ?

2.Examples of inter-agency information and feedback mechanisms or call centers ?

3.Examples of inter-agency projects related to Accountability to Affected Populations ?

4.Examples of how accountability to affected population is integrated into Humanitarian Response Plans?

5.Examples of how accountability to affected population is integrated into key global reports ?

16 Sep 2016 description

Despite making a negligible contribution to global warming, Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Climate change threatens to save almost 10 per cent off projected annual gross domestic product (GDP) by 2100, according to the ADB. Prudent public spending and fiscal management is critical to avert this gloomy scenario.

15 Sep 2016 description

In June 2016 the Inter-Agency Common Feedback Project collected feedback from communities (2100 respondents) across 14 districts on food security and livelihood related issues.