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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14


Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Treating Cerebral Palsy in Developing Countries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common health conditions Handicap International sees in babies and young children around the world. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in every 323 children has cerebral palsy.

This congenital disorder usually results from brain damage that occurs before or at birth or within the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms vary but may include poor muscle tone, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements, poor motor skills, and sensory problems. About a third of cases involve cognitive difficulties or epilepsy.

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Nepal: Justice Denied

A transitional justice process provides credibility to the peace process. Peace does not exist in vacuum, and it does not mean only an absence of war. In order to have a lasting and genuine peace, justice and rule of law must be ensured. Transitional justice is a multi-dimensional process and it requires a range of measures to deal with past abuses. Nepal underwent a decade long armed conflict. During the conflict, massive violation of international law and international human rights law took place. The serious violations of human rights should not go unpunished.

Asian Human Rights Commission:

About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984

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Nepal Market Watch: No. 66, June 2014


  • In June 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season of most crops and the onset of the monsoon period.

  • Overall inflation rate in June 2014 was 9.5 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 12.2 percent, as were several sub-groups: vegetables (27.5 percent), meat and fish (16.1 percent), fruits (14.0 percent), and milk and dairy products (11.2 percent).

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Workshop for Climate Change Education stakeholders: mapping report indicates the need for improved coordination

Various activities have been done in the Climate Change Education (CCE) in Nepal by several agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, development partners and academia. However, the coordination among them is very much limited, reveals the recent mapping report on “Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD): mapping of past and present CCESD activities and actors in Nepal” carried out by the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu.

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USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Stunting: The Cruel Curse of Malnutrition in Nepal

By Mallika Aryal

RASUWA, Nepal, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) - Durga Ghimire had her first child at the age of 18 and the second at 21. As a young mother, Durga didn’t really understand the importance of taking care of her own health during pregnancy.

“I didn’t realise it would have an impact on my baby,” she says as she sits on the porch of her house in Laharepauwa, some 120 kilometers from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, nursing her third newborn child.

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12, out of 31 VDCs in Chitwan, at risk high-risk of natural disaster


Out of 31 VDCs in Chitwan district, 12 are at the high risk of flood and landslide.

Balam Luintel, the Natural Disaster Management Source Person at the District Development Committee, Chitwan, said that the District Disaster Management Committee, Chitwan has been making preparation to reduce losses caused by natural disaster by putting the 12 VDCs at the high risk list.

Similarly, some wards of Ratnanagar and Bharatpur municipalities as well as Kumroj area of the newly declared Khairahani municipality have also been put at high-risk, added Luintel.

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Swollen Mahakali river starts encroaching embankments


The Mahakali river flooded with incessant rainfall for the last two weeks has started eroding the embankments in Kanchanpur district of the far west.

The embankment in Bhujela area of Bhimdutta Municipality-11 is being constructed under the People's Embankment Program, locals said.

The People's Embankment Office, Kanchanpur, received the responsibility of constructing the embankment last year.

Meanwhile, the locals are worried after the river has started eroding land towards the human settlement areas.

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Seven die of flood, landslide in far-west


At least seven persons have died in different incidents of flood and landslides in the Far-Western region over the last four days.

According to Far-Western Regional Police Office, Dipayal, among the dead, flooded rivers swept away five and two died in landslide.

Among the five dead, two were from Kanchanpur district and one each from Kailali, Doti and Dadheldhura districts. Likewise, the two who died in landslide were from Baitadi district.

The flood and landslide incidents in the Far-West have inundated at least 600 houses displacing 300 families.

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Increasing Food Security and Nutrition for Indigenous Communities in Nepal

The Chepang are an indigenous people in Nepal who live a semi-nomadic existence marked by hunting and gathering, fishing, and swidden agriculture, with some maize and millet terrace cultivation. They face multiple challenges including chronic and widespread food insecurity for half the calendar year and undernutrition in women and children.

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Nepal: Facts and figures between January and June 2014

A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Nepal between January and June 2014.

Helping families of missing persons

Helping the families of people missing in connection with the conflict remains a priority. The ICRC intercedes with various bodies on behalf of families seeking information on the fate of missing relatives. In cooperation with the Nepal Red Cross Society and other organizations, the ICRC provides psychosocial, economic and legal assistance to the families of missing persons.

In January-June 2014, the ICRC:

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.


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Nepal and the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

From 22 June to 26 June, the Government of Nepal and partners from UN, INGOs and NGOs participated in the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). In total, the Nepal delegation consisted of over 40 members.
The Nepal delegation demonstrated organized and committed participation in the AMCDRR, led on 3 sessions and managed a market booth.

Nepal and HFA 2

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Fix Flawed Truth, Reconciliation Act

UN Rights Bodies Call for Fundamental Overhaul

(New York) – The Nepal government should act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new United Nations evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today.

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Asia: Tdh' projects [EN/FR]

Terre des hommes


(EN): In Asia, Terre des hommes (Tdh) uses both action and advocacy in order to protect children from all forms of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Tdh develops community awareness and informs relevant stakeholders with the aim of better protecting children and respecting their fundamental rights. The Foundation also works towards improving access to basic services (sanitation, schools, etc.) .Finally, during humanitarian crises, Tdh provides emergency aid, as well as technical, material and human support to the local populations.

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Nepal Market Watch: No. 65, May 2014


  • In May 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a marginal increase due to the onset of the lean season of most crops.

  • Overall inflation rate in May 2014 was 9.7 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 12.9 percent, as were several sub-groups: vegetables (31.6 percent), fruits (15.8 percent), meat and fish (13.7 percent) and cereal grains (10.3 percent).

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Former School Meals Girl Scales Mount Denali

At the age of 17, Nimdoma Sherpa became the first WFP school meals recipient to climb Mt. Everest. Now 23, she is just one mountain away from climbing the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

KATHMANDU - On June 24, Nimdoma conquered Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley), the highest peak in the North American continent – her sixth successful ascent in a bid to climb all the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

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Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Saving Lives in Nepal

Dr. Praveen Mishra

Nepal is more than soaring mountains with breathtaking views. We also have dry plains and hilly regions, and dealing with poverty is a challenge for communities in all these regions. Yet in the past 20 years we have slashed our high rates of maternal and infant mortality faster than other countries with comparable income levels or even wealthier than we are. What is our secret?