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ShelterBoxes reach devastated communities in Nepal


ShelterBox response teams have overcome formidable obstacles to begin distribution of emergency aid to communities in Nepal hit by floods and landslides.

If Nepal - home to Mount Everest and the Sherpa people - is famous for one thing, it is the country’s rugged, mountainous terrain. Members of the six ShelterBox response teams who have worked in the country over the last month and a half have become very familiar with the challenges posed by Nepal’s topography.

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EU steps up assistance to flood-affected people in Nepal

An additional €500,000 will cover winter needs, the rehabilitation of shelters and schools, and supporting livelihood recovery activities for the most vulnerable.

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'Rights of Migrants in Action' project launched, Nepal to be one of the beneficiary countries

European Union

The 'Rights of Migrants in Action' a 42 month project co-funded by the European Union and managed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been launched.

Nepal is one of the beneficiary countries for the projects. The detailed actions for the project will be published soon.

The project aims at fostering a coordinated approach of CSOs toward the protection of the rights of migrants, to enhance migrants' access to social services, and to build and strengthen the capacities of these CSOs to advocate for the rights of the migrants.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 8 others
Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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World + 9 others
Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar


The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Regional Snapshot South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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India + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Bangladesh + 8 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Nepal + 1 other
EU increases development support to Nepal and Bhutan

Brussels, 17 October 2014

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Nepal and Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years. This commitment shows the EU has taken note of the efforts both countries have made to fight poverty and implement constitutional reforms.

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Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local


A combination of reactive instincts, weak local governance, and geographic diversity means the country continues to grapple with the fall-out from small-scale disasters, experts say.


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World + 41 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014


The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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'Hudhud' affects Nepal, rains to last till Wednesday


The effects of Cyclone Hudhud, that hit the southern and eastern regions of India on Sunday with heavy rains and winds of almost 200 kmph, were felt in Nepal on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Effects of Hudhud were first felt in the middle and eastern regions of Nepal, after the cyclone unleashed its effects on the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar -- Meteorologist Shanti Kattel of Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) of Nepal told nepalnews.

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Missing persons in Nepal: the right to know - updated list 2014

During and after the 10-years armed conflict in Nepal (1996 to 2006), ambiguity about the fate of a relative is a harsh reality for countless persons. Not knowing whether relatives are alive or dead, families and communities are unable to put the violence of the past behind them. Years after the end of the conflict, their anguish continues, hindering their ability to move on to rehabilitation and reconciliation, either as individuals or as communities. Sometimes even decades later, these wounds continue to harm the very fabric of society and undermine relationships between groups.

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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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Nepal: Floods and Landslides Emergency Appeal Operations Update n° 1 - MDRNP007


Incessant rains in mid-August caused massive flooding and several landslides in 21 districts, the majority of the districts are in the mid-West. Landslides occurred in two more districts (Syanjha and Nuwakot) in the last week of August causing 6 deaths and displacing 27 families displaced. These events followed the massive landslide in Sindhupalchowk that occurred in the first days of August, killing 156 people and displacing 165 families.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.