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24 May 2017 description

Switzerland - 2015 was the year of hope for the global migration and humanitarian communities.

That year, we saw the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development call for effective measures and strengthened support to empower displaced people and migrants as part of a broader commitment “to leave no one behind”. This was important progress on the Millennium Development Goals which had nothing to say about migration, let alone the contribution it can make to resilience or sustainable development.

24 May 2017 description

Four Nepalese men are stuck on a rickety boat in the Federated States of Micronesia nearly a year after they were given refugee status.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

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18 May 2017 description

The extension of drinking water pipelines to households in a village in Dang by UNDP and the Government of Nepal’s NCCSP has served to allay a long-running shortage of water in the area, as well as soothing tensions amid locals and easing life in general

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

15 May 2017 description

We are pleased to share the report, Second Advance Estimate of 2016/17 Wheat Production in Nepal using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT). This is the final advance estimate of wheat production for the 2016/17 season. This is a joint product of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), World Food Programme (WFP), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

15 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Hemant Ojha, Lecturer, UNSW
Eileen Baldry, Professor of Criminology, UNSW
Krishna K. Shrestha, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, UNSW

11 May 2017 description

Women’s Leadership in Humanitarian Action Gender inequalities constrain the influence and control that women and girls have over their own lives. Disasters and crises tend to exacerbate pre-existing gender-based discrimination, inequalities, and violence. As a consequence, women and girls are disproportionally impacted before, during, and after disasters. However, in the Asia Pacific region, evidence has shown that women and girls are among the first responders to a crisis and play crucial roles in building resilience of families and communities.

08 May 2017 description

In March 2017, the Inter-Agency Common Feedback Project (CFP) collected feedback from 2100 respondents, randomly selected from across the 14 priority earthquake affected districts on reconstruction issues. This quantitative research is further supplemented and triangulated through focus group discussions held in Gorkha, Dolakha and Ramechhap, as well as feedback submitted by partner agencies from their own beneficiaries.

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06 May 2017 description

GENEVA (5 May 2017) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has condemned moves to impeach the Chief Justice of Nepal, warning that such actions suggest a concerted attempt by the Government to undermine the independence of the judiciary.

“Chief Justice Sushila Karki has been instrumental in a number of high-profile and politically sensitive decisions, and therefore the attempt to remove her gives rise to serious concerns about the Government’s commitment to transitional justice and the rule of law,” Zeid said.

05 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In a beautiful dawn of April 25, 2017, Durgalal BK and his wife excitedly visited their newly constructed house in the Dalit settlement in Baramchi Village in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. The BK family had a plan to paint their new dream house on the day when Nepal was commemorating the second anniversary of Gorkha quake. The BKs were one of 142 families in Sindhupalchok who were beneficiaries of the housing project of LWF (the Lutheran World Federation) Nepal, a member of ACT Alliance.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description

Executive summary

This report summarises the performance of the Australian aid program in 2014-15. It reviews progress with implementation of the Government’s policy and performance framework for the aid program.
Chapter 1 reviews progress towards the 10 strategic targets set by the Government to assess the performance of the aid program as a whole. Good progress has been made against the strategic targets.

03 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report summarises the performance of the Australian aid program in 2015-16. It reviews progress with implementation of the Government’s policy and performance framework.

02 May 2017 description
report UNOPS

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, levelling parts of the country. For many people in this mountainous country, it’s a day they’ll never forget

Baburam Sarki was at home with his family in Depche Danda, Tanahun when the earthquake started.

"Initially, I thought that a bomb exploded somewhere because of the sound," said 66-year-old Baburam.

"We ran out of the house as quickly as we could. Right after, our house fell down – we saw everything destroyed in front of our eyes."