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08 Jul 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Gopal Sharma

By Gopal Sharma

THECHO, Nepal, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shanti Maharjan, who gave birth to a baby girl 10 days ago, has spent the last two months living under corrugated iron sheets with her husband and five others after two major earthquakes reduced her mud-and-brick home to rubble.

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07 Jul 2015 description

She pauses for a moment when asked about the damages caused to her family by the devastating Nepal earthquake of 25 April 2015. Seconds later, 70-year-old Purna Maya Magar, from Ghorthali village in Sindhupalchowk, the worst-hit district, mumbles at a loss for words to describe it.

Last week, Purna was one of about 200 women and men, who trekked for about four hours to the nearest town, Barhabise, to collect US $75 in cash (Nepali rupees 7,500) from Mercy Corps, one of the NGOs providing humanitarian support to the affected.

07 Jul 2015 description

Highlights and Key Messages

  • Targeting 1.15 million people for Phase II of its operation, WFP has so far assisted 500,000 people with food and nutrition support. Of the total assisted people, 40,000 have been reached through cash distributions. To date, WFP has injected over US$500,000 into the local economy, further strengthening and reinvigorating the markets. In Phase I, WFP assisted over two million people with basic food rations in priority districts.

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

07 Jul 2015 description

The Logistics Cluster, when activated in an emergency, is responsible for providing logistics coordination, information management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, it acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Logistics Coordination, Information Management and GIS

  • The Logistics Cluster was formally activated on 27April.

07 Jul 2015 description

Two months after the first of the two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, some 2.8 million of the people affected still require vital humanitarian assistance. With nearly 600,000 houses destroyed and another 280,000 damaged by the quakes, hundreds of thousands of people continue to remain in makeshift shelters.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

6 juillet 2015 – Face aux préoccupations majeures suscitées par les épidémies de choléra en cours ou anticipées au Soudan du Sud, en Tanzanie, au Népal et au Yémen, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a préconisé lundi l'utilisation de vaccins administrables par voie orale comme un moyen efficace de lutter contre la propagation de la maladie.

« L'utilisation de vaccins anticholériques oraux se révèle être un outil efficace pour contrôler les épidémies de choléra », a déclaré l'OMS dans un communiqué de presse rendu public à Genève.

06 Jul 2015 description
report Guardian

Sam Jones reports from a temporary shelter in Chapagaun, and from the Sindupalchok district, where earthquakes destroyed 95% of homes

Somewhere among the immense spew of mud brick and broken timber that Bachulaxmi Shrestha now surveys is the home she shared with her family, the fruit and veg shop that was her livelihood, and the treasured keepsakes she had picked up over her 60 years.

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06 Jul 2015 description

KATHMANDU – WFP’s humanitarian response to the people of Nepal is carried out in close partnership with the Nepali government. Working with authorities at the central, district and Village Development Committee levels and with local partners, WFP has to date reached over two million people with food.

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

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

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.

06 Jul 2015 description

6 July, 2015 ¦ GENEVA: From Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen, cholera – and the threat of a cholera outbreak – is a major public health concern for governments and the international health community. Use of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) is proving to be an efficient tool to effectively control cholera outbreaks. New outbreaks are ongoing in South Sudan and Tanzania fanned by insecurity and displacement. Intensive control efforts are ongoing, and vaccination programmes have been rolled out to target communities at risk.

04 Jul 2015 description

Iraq - Conflict

• Lack of access to safety remains a grave concern as internally displaced persons (IDPs) from AlAnbar governorate are being prevented from leaving insecure areas.

• Threats of forced evictions, displacement and return movements in central Iraq are multiplying.

• Residents of Al Riyadh sub-district, in southwest Kirkuk, were requested by ISF to leave their village on 2 July.

03 Jul 2015 description

Providing shelter to people affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April is a herculean task. Over half a million homes have been totally destroyed in Central Nepal, and a further 260 000 partially damaged. The challenge becomes even more intimidating when considering that a vast proportion of the devastated hamlets are not accessible by road, and many were cut off by the multiple landslides caused by the earthquake and numerous aftershocks. As the monsoon begins, it is urgent that everyone gets a roof over their head.

03 Jul 2015 description

UNHAS Nepal at a Glance

  • With a fleet of four Mi-8 and two AS350 helicopters, UNHAS provides services to more than 100 user organizations comprising NGOs, UN agencies, donors, the diplomatic community and humanitarian implementing partners.

  • Air services provided include:

  • Passenger Service

  • Dedicated Flights for assessments or monitoring and evaluation missions re- quiring time on ground at destination

  • Medical Evacuations

  • Cargo Service

03 Jul 2015 description

**HIGHLIGHTS **

  • On 25 June, the Government of Nepal hosted International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction with the aim of raising financial support for reconstruction and resilient recovery of Nepal.
    Nepal’s donor partners and neighbours pledged a total of USD 4.4 billion against the Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimate of USD 6.7 billion worth of damage from the earthquake.