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01 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country’s first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Bam Dev Gautam, was the chief guest at the ceremony, attended by 200 government officials and members of the humanitarian community. WFP Assistant Executive Director, Manoj Juneja, and Dr. Gail Marzetti, Head of DFID were also present as special guests.

01 Apr 2015 description

Feed the Future is helping farmers in Nepal adapt new tools and systems to increase water security. In Nepal, over 70 percent of the population works in the agriculture sector and water is one of the most abundant natural resources in the region. Yet, Nepali farmers face water scarcity as they experience unpredictable rainfall patterns and increased frequency of extreme floods. Rapid melting of glaciers in the Himalayas has also reduced the amount of freshwater available to farmers.

01 Apr 2015 description
report UN Democracy Fund

For Nepal's Chepang people, an indigenous group living in the Himalaya foothills, poverty and marginalization remain a daily reality. Chepang women are further marginalized by lower literacy rates, lack of access to health services, and scarce economic and political influence in a traditionally male-dominated environment. This is why UNDEF funds a project implemented by Development Exchange Centre Nepal, a local NGO, to empower Chepang women to become change agents in local governance processes, promoting pro-poor and gender responsive decision-making.

30 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,

WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

30 Mar 2015 description

The sixth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the extension of the IPC Global Strategic Programme until 2018, the IPC-Chronic and Nutrition Working Group Meetings, the new IPC Quality Compliance Review Policy and Process, and the development of the IPC GSU Quality Compliance Review and Strategic Engagement Plan.

This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.

30 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2014 estimated to have declined but still above average

  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast to remain firm

  • Food insecurity persists in rural areas

Cereal production in 2014 estimated to have declined but still above average

28 Mar 2015 description

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country’s first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Bam Dev Gautam, was the chief guest at the ceremony, attended by 200 government officials and members of the humanitarian community. WFP Assistant Executive Director, Manoj Juneja, and Dr. Gail Marzetti, Head of DFID were also present as special guests.

27 Mar 2015 description

In announcing a report published today, Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the Committee, said that Nepal has huge economic potential, but progress is held back by poor governance and corruption.

26 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to the first trend report for ACLED Asia. In these periodic publications, the ACLED Asia team will discuss and analyze the real-time conflict event trends that are occurring throughout South and South-East Asia. ACLED Asia will release real-time data for eleven states with various conflict profiles. These states include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Thailand and Myanmar. See Figure 1. Data for January and February 2015 are now available from the CEPSA website and the ACLED website.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

24 Mar 2015 description

Switzerland - March 24 marks World TB Day with the theme “Reach the 3 Million: Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone.”

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s top health challenges with 9 million new cases and the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year. Approximately one third of these 9 million cases of TB are missed by the health system. Among those missed are those most vulnerable to TB: people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons, miners, ethnic minorities and indigenous populations.

24 Mar 2015 description

A handbook for parliamentarians and other civilian authorities titled “Promoting Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Nepal” was launched in Kathmandu on 16th March at a ceremony organized by the National IHL Committee, Government of Nepal, together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).

23 Mar 2015 description

This issue covers the period of mid - July to mid - November 2014, the first trimester of Nepalese Fiscal Year 2071/72.

This bulletin is based primarily on the outcomes of NeKSAP district food security network (DFSN) meetings held in 72 of 75 districts and the results of the NeKSAP household survey, a nationally representative sample survey, collected between October - November 2014.
In this period:

23 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In January 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed marginal fluctuations, with a seasonal decline in newly harvested crops, such as rice and potato, and a marginal increase of other commodities, such as pulses and edible oils.

19 Mar 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

This advocacy brief on National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan was developed under the leadership of FHD through an extensive consultation and participatory process involving multiple stakeholders. The financial and technical support was provided by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in 2014-2015. Oxford Policy Management (OPM), UK, though financial support from UNFPA, supported the development of this CIP by performing the costing exercise and assessing the impacts of scaling up FP services.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Meenakshi Ganguly

“If anyone is found indulging in protests or other such activities, they will be dealt accordingly," proclaimed Nepal’s police spokesperson on March 10.

On this date, worldwide Tibetans commemorate the failed 1959 rebellion against Chinese rule, calling it their National Uprising Day. These are usually peaceful protests, with some slogans for “Free Tibet,” and then the demonstrators are dispersed.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.