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27 May 2016 description

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially the northern provinces, over the past few days, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 25 May, 1 550 people were displaced and over 520 houses were partially or fully damaged. Media also reported one dead in Santiago.
• Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect Dominican Republic, especially the areas already affected.

25 May 2016 description

In Nepal, since August 2015 and with the International Organization for Migrations (IOM)’s support, ACTED has assumed a major coordination role for the improvement of living conditions in displacement sites.

In the aftermath of earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015, half a million people lost their shelters and many did not have any option but to establish into camps. Since then, they have been living in basic shelters, with little access to WASH facilities, foodstuffs and economic opportunities.

25 May 2016 description

Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.

While working in international education for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how natural disasters, famines and wars can sideline education.

24 May 2016 description
report CARE

CARE Australia has today launched its online Disaster Response Depot, allowing Australians to help the organisation keep its emergency response warehouse in Brisbane stocked to meet future humanitarian crises.

CARE Australia’s Emergency Response Manager Adam Poulter said the launch comes as we’re seeing the highest levels of human suffering since the Second World War.

“Hundreds of thousands of people live in fear of natural disasters and while we can’t stop an earthquake or cyclone, we can reduce their impact,” Mr Poulter said.

23 May 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

BY GINNY BAUMANN

Ginny Baumann is Senior Program Officer at the Freedom Fund, responsible for work in India and Nepal.

The Freedom Fund worked with three Nepali organisations* to learn how community-based NGO workers could be supported to protect human rights following the 2015 earthquakes.

23 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

8 million people
affected (30 percent of the population)

USD 28.6 million
in losses to the agriculture sector

USD 10.1 million
in losses to livestock

USD 17.8 million
still needed for FAO-led long-term recovery activities

KEY MESSAGES

23 May 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Impartiality – the imperative to carry out humanitarian action on the basis of need alone and prioritise the most urgent cases of distress without adverse discrimination – is central to the integrity and effectiveness of humanitarian action. A foundational principle, together with humanity, neutrality and independence, impartiality is a distinguishing feature of what makes disaster response humanitarian.

22 May 2016 description
report GFDRR

Kathmandu is the world’s most seismically at-risk urban area. As a result, beginning in November 2012, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank launched the Open Cities Kathmandu Project. Through this project, university students, volunteers, and government officials were trained to digitally map their communities using the open-source OpenStreetMap (OSM) platform.

20 May 2016 description
report Government of Nepal

Press Release

The Government of Nepal has expressed its deep sorrow on the loss of human lives and property in Sri Lanka due to the recent occurrence of heavy rainfall, flood and landslide. At this hour of tragic loss, the Government of Nepal stands firmly with the people and Government of Sri Lanka.

As a token of its solidarity, the Government of Nepal has today decided to extend an assistance of US Dollar One Hundred Thousand (US$ 100,000.00) for the relief operation.

Office of the Spokesperson

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

20 May 2016 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Friday 5/20/2016 - 08:57 GMT

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed three in western Nepal, an official said Friday, with four people still missing after their hamlet was deluged by water and rocky debris.

Rescue workers are searching for the missing villagers, the official added, while six people who were injured in the landslide, which happened around midnight Thursday, are all receiving medical treatment.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

20 May 2016 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.