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29 Apr 2016 description
report Pulitzer Center

CHAKHAM, Nepal - It is the first time Nawang Tsultrim has harbored any sense of hope in a year.

"They will begin to build my house tomorrow," she says cheerfully, picking through a pile of rubble that was once her home: a modest one-room building in the Bakhang Buddhist Nunnery in northeastern Nepal, near the border with Tibet.

A devastating Nepal earthquake a year ago levelled much of the place. Only a prayer hall, where Buddhist rituals and communal meditation take place, still stands, criss-crossed with cracks.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Voice of America

A year after Nepal’s massive earthquake forced an Everest climbing expedition to withdraw from the mountain, climbers have returned to base camp.

“It’s quiet here; nobody bothers anyone,” Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa, an expedition organizer, told VOA's Tibetan service via cellphone. “For me, it is normal business.”

29 Apr 2016 description

For residents of Haldekalika VDC in Nuwakot district, earthquake relief was late in coming. Even five months after the April 2015 earthquake, the village’s 995 families had yet to receive relief packages from the government due to a dispute between the political parties active in the region.

The political parties in the area were divided on who exactly constituted ‘victims’. While some parties insisted on the inclusion of some names on the list, others refused, and vice-versa. It was a political morass that was only further marginalising the victims of the disaster.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Caritas

Caritas president Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle today told a Caritas delegation gathered in Nepal for the first anniversary of the 2015 earthquake, “I’m here as a student, to learn what the Caritas confederation is.”

That’s exactly how I feel when I travel for work. Caritas is vast – it’s in 165 countries – and it works on many issues, on a variety of levels and in many different contexts.

We’re in Sindhupalchok, the area worst affected by last-year’s earthquake and after-shock two weeks later. Of the 9000 people who died, well over 5,000 were in this district.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 28 April 2016 - One of the world’s most ambitious low-cost housing reconstruction programmes ever to be undertaken in a seismic zone is due to get underway this week following first anniversary of the 25 April Nepal earthquake.

Nepal’s new Reconstruction Authority and its partners are embarking on a programme to provide over 500,000 low-cost, earthquake-resistant homes to some three million people who have already survived a rainy season and a harsh winter in temporary shelters and makeshift dwellings.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Cordaid

The Dutch have generously donated to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, now one year ago. What has Cordaid, as a member of the cooperating aid organizations in The Netherlands (SHO), achieved with the 2.3 million euros it received from the aid campaign? A lot! In two districts we provided life-saving relief and worked on long-term reconstruction. To date, 63% of the money is spent and we have been able to help more than 8300 families who were affected by the devastating earthquake.

These are some of the results we have achieved with the funds of the SHO:

27 Apr 2016 description

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck just northwest of Kathmandu followed by a second one on 12 May 2015 measuring 7.3 magnitude. The earthquakes and the series of aftershocks killed nearly 9,000 people and affected the lives of 8 million people, including 3.2 million children.

After our initial emergency response (distributing temporary shelter NFIs and food packages), PAH began to assess the needs in the education sector, specifically school infrastructure.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description

Question

What is the information and evidence on the seasonal vulnerability and risk calendar in Nepal at a national and sub-national level?

Summary

Nepal faces many seasonal disasters, including floods, landslides, fires, droughts and diseases. Findings of this rapid review indicates that:

27 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY TAKUYA KAMATA ON SUN, 04/24/2016

Nepal Earthquakes: One Year Anniversary

One year ago today, the first in a series of massive earthquakes rocked Nepal. Nearly 9 thousand people lost their lives in the disaster. Over 20 thousand people were injured – many critically. As many as 450 aftershocks have shook the country since.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Caritas Australia

As Nepal marks the first anniversary of two devastating earthquakes this week, the Caritas international network continues to invest millions of dollars to assist survivors. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake last 25 April followed by another on 12 May, 2015 left almost 9000 people dead, caused numerous casualties and destroyed tens of thousands of homes and buildings.

26 Apr 2016 description

Since the earthquakes in Nepal, ACTED has been supporting the population of the Dhading district, located some 80 km north-west from Kathmandu and close to the epicenter of the first earthquake.

26 Apr 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

Life can get thrown of course in an instant. That’s what happened to 2.5 million Nepalese as the two massive earthquakes of April and May last year destroyed their homes. More than 8,000 people lost their lives and over one million children were left without a school.

The world rushed in to help. Governments, international organisations and private individuals donated millions to assist victims of the disaster.

Monday, 25 May was one year to the day since the earthquake struck. So how are Nepal and its people doing now?

26 Apr 2016 description

In April 2015 a major earthquake struck Nepal. A year later people in one village recall their struggles, in its aftermath, to keep their children safe through immunization.

Near mid-day on 25 April 2015, Ratna Kumari Biswakarma, who lives in Bigu, in Nepal’s Dolakha district, was busy preparing lunch. Her 9-month-old daughter Sushmita was asleep in her cradle.

26 Apr 2016 description

By Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

A month after a new global plan was adopted to reduce disaster losses at a UN Conference in Japan last year, the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake struck, reminding the world again why action on reducing disaster losses is so critical for sustainable development in low-income countries.