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19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description
report ShelterBox

When extraordinary monsoon rains hit Nepal earlier this year, many communities across the country suffered from landslides, loss of infrastructure and rising floodwater.

ShelterBox has been working tirelessly since the floods first struck to reach isolated communities despite the country’s challenging terrain and damage to roads and bridges.

This week, the latest ShelterBox team of Richard Innes (UK) and Richard Loat (CAN), successfully delivered 31 boxes and 3 SchoolBoxes to Sindhupalchowk, a village situated around 20 miles from the Chinese border.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

14 Nov 2014 description
South Asia version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000

1. CONTEXT

This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South Asia. For the response to natural and man-made disasters, this HIP focuses largely on Bangladesh, India and Nepal, with the potential for interventions to new disasters also in Sri Lanka .

14 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

The Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) initiative - initiated in 2011 - was re-launched in Nepal following the signing of a GBV Information Sharing Protocol (ISP) on 10 November 2014 by eight NGOs, the National Women Commission (NWC) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The GBVIMS is a global initiative that started in 2009 and has been piloted to date in approximately 20 countries worldwide.

14 Nov 2014 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary and Recommendations

14 Nov 2014 description
report Internews Network

"There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field. This delay in rice planting is resulting in a late harvest," explains Ratna Darai, 47, a farmer in Daraipadhera, Nepal during an interview with thethirdpole.net reporter Ramesh Bhushal.

14 Nov 2014 description
Nepal - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 1 300 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

12 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

This brief case study was carried out by UNICEF to help capture the lessons from Nepal’s growing social movement for sanitation, probing how the major changes came about at local level and in the sector as a whole. It draws from information documentary review as well as key informant interviews at national, district and village levels.1 It is intended to consolidate and share learning across the sector as well as to other sectors grappling with social mobilization challenges.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

07 Nov 2014 description

South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and postconflict political instability. Given recent interest in reducing undernutrition–particularly the role of nutrition-sensitive policies–this paper aims to quantitatively understand this surprising success story by analyzing the 2001, 2006, and 2011 rounds of Nepal’s Demographic Health Surveys.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

04 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Marc Forni On Mon, 11/03/2014

03 Nov 2014 description

Corruption is a fundamental issue that afflicts the everyday lives of the very poorest and thwarts global efforts to lift countries out of poverty. DFID recognises corruption as a critical development challenge and seeks to tackle it through direct and indirect activities. DFID has shown leadership on important activities at the global level to tackle corruption. It has shown promising intention to establish a new strategy on tackling corruption and some programming to meet that strategy, although it is only in its very early stages.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

30 Oct 2014 description

Summary

September has seen a great deal more political activity on the ground than recent months. Pro Hindu groups wishing to see Nepal return to a Hindu state including Kamal Thapa’s RPP – N have been increasingly vocal in their demands. This has been primarily in the east of the country where the RPP-N enjoys strong support. However, other ‘Hindu struggle committees’ have been active in other parts of the Tarai with some active support from NC and UML district leadership. Similarly some leaders of the NC have also been vocal in the objection to a secular state.

28 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S.

28 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: In Ouaka prefecture, fighting among rival militias persists. Attacks on a number locations, including Bambari, have left dozens of people dead, and civilians have been executed. 3,000 people remain displaced from Bangui after violence began in the middle of the month.