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24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

The year 2014 marked the end of the successful implementation of a 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) endorsed by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994.

24 Jul 2017 description

The court heard that Hari Timsina, Indra Ghimire, Bishnu Tamang and Khadga Bahadur Thapa had been living on the boat, with a leaking hull, for nearly two years, under 24 hour security, with limited visitation rights, and without legal or consular representation over their detention.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

22 Jul 2017 description

21 July 2017

The map shows the affected districts, number of death, missing, injured, affected families, displaced families, houses fully destroyed and houses partially destroyed

Source/Methodolgy: Map data sources: NEOC, NRCS, INGOs: Geodata: GIST, ESRI, DoS/GoN

Sector: Disaster Risk Management

Author: IMU/RCO

21 Jul 2017 description

Cash transfers are increasingly used in urban humanitarian crises. They can stimulate markets and let people choose the help they actually need. But they can also influence gender equality and women’s economic empowerment — for good or, potentially, for bad.

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Economic and Social Impact of Disasters and Climate Risks in South Asia

19 Jul 2017 description
report Cordaid

Resilience is the ability to anticipate risk, limit hazardous impact, and bounce back through survival and adaptability. Resilient communities are able to minimize the disaster’s disruption to everyday life by protecting their local economies. Resilient communities are not only prepared to help prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, properties and the environment, but will have the ability to work through recovery, rehabilitation, and reinstate the essential services needed enabling day-to-day life activities.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Avant propos

Un enfant sur 10 présente un handicap. Les conflits armés et les catastrophes intensifient davantage les handicaps chez les enfants. Dans toute communauté affectée par une crise, les enfants et adultes handicapés font partie des plus marginalisés, et pourtant ils sont souvent exclus de l’aide humanitaire.
Les Principaux engagements en faveur des enfants dans l’action humanitaire constituent un cadre de travail destiné à fournir une aide humanitaire à tous les enfants, quelque soit leur statut ou leur situation.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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One in every 10 children has a disability. Armed conflict and disasters further increase disabilities among children. Within any crisis-affected community, children and adults with disabilities are among the most marginalized, yet they often are excluded from humanitarian assistance.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Peace Direct

The last time local elections took place in Nepal was 20 years ago. But now the path to democracy, and to peace, is being frustrated by strikes and election boycotts. Ambika Pokhrel reports.

Local level elections are being held in Nepal for the first time after declaring the new constitution in September 2015. The last time elections were held in 1997, meaning the Nepalese people have been left without local representatives for 15 years after the last term of the elected representatives ended in 2002.

18 Jul 2017 description

The local community in Saptari, a district in the Terai region of Nepal, is elated with news that their local five-year water use master plan (WUMP) is being included in the district level development plan of the Government of Nepal.

The government’s district administrative unit, the district coordination committee (DCC)—formerly the district development committee (DDC)—has full authority to strategize, plan, and implement local initiatives for the benefit of local communities.

17 Jul 2017 description

BANGLADESH

Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.

PHILIPPINES

15 Jul 2017 description

14 July 2017

The map shows the affected districts, number of death, missing, injured, affected families, displaced families, houses fully destroyed and houses partially destroyed

Source/Methodolgy: Map data sources: NEOC, NRCS, INGOs: Geodata: GIST, ESRI, DoS/GoN

Sector: Disaster Risk Management

Author: IMU/RCO

15 Jul 2017 description

14 July 2017

The map shows the affected districts, number of death, missing, injured, affected families, displaced families, houses fully destroyed and houses partially destroyed

Source/Methodolgy: Map data sources: NEOC, NRCS, INGOs: Geodata: GIST, ESRI, DoS/GoN

Sector: Disaster Risk Management

Author: IMU/RCO

13 Jul 2017 description

As part of its efforts to help earthquake-affected communities in Nepal recover their livelihoods, UNDP’s Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme has been extending support to a number of cooperatives in hard-hit districts such as Nuwakot, in recognition of the role these entities play in affording members the opportunity to help each other rise out of poverty