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01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

The resource guide sets out responsibilities for collective coordination under the leadership of the Nepal UNCT/HCT to ensure that human rights of women, girls, boys and men across different backgrounds are equally promoted and protected, and their distinct needs, interests, resources and capacities are incorporated into preparedness, immediate response to early recovery and to reconstruction and transition.

01 Jul 2016 description
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"Create better conditions for single women post quake"

‘I am alone, no husband, no children, so I’m worried about where will I live. I am wondering how much will it cost me to bring down my half-damaged house, and then what will I build the new house with’.

This feedback from a focus group participant in Samari, Nuwakot District, sums up the many worries single women face after the earthquake. Oxfam together with its partner Women for Human Rights commissioned a research into the impact of the disaster on single women.

01 Jul 2016 description

1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said: ”Strengthening disaster risk governance is an essential part of sustainable development and a key priority of the Sendai Framework.

01 Jul 2016 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Friday 7/1/2016 - 08:43 GMT |

Heavy monsoon rains caused parts of a school to collapse in Nepal's capital on Friday, killing two pupils and injuring 24 others, police said.

Police told AFP that the pupils, who were aged nine and 10 and were in the third grade, had sat down for a lesson when one of the walls of the classroom came crashing down, burying them.

"Two students were killed and 24 others suffered injuries after the wall collapsed," said local police chief, Pitambar Adhikari.

01 Jul 2016 description

Contents

329 Index of countries/areas

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos. 1–27

331 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2016

336 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2016

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329 Index des pays/zones

329 Index, Volume 91, 2016, Nos 1-27

331 Dispositions sanitaires pour les voyageurs se rendant en Arabie saoudite pour le pèlerinage à La Mecque (Hadj), 2016

29 Jun 2016 description

Sustaining Independent Media in Times of Conflict

In a year where the greatest influx of refugees seen by Europe since World War II dominated headlines and pressured government aid budgets, I have been asked on several occasions why support to media development in conflict zones, humanitarian disasters and countries in the midst of democratic transition should be a priority.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 28 June 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, as part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II), co-hosted an Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Disaster Reduction and Relief in Chengdu, China.

28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

27 Jun 2016 description

Experiences in 3 case study areas in Viet Nam, Nepal, and the Philippines indicate that there is an opportunity to leverage existing incentive and/or investment programs to encourage investment in disaster risk reduction.

The rapid growth of urban areas has often resulted in the siting of poorly designed infrastructure and assets in hazard-prone areas, increasing disaster risk.

24 Jun 2016 description

Nepal - In April and May 2015, Nepal suffered from two devastating earthquakes, killing over 8,000 people, destroying private homes and public infrastructure and causing 2.8 million people to be displaced.

In fear of further earthquakes, landslides and collapsing buildings, over 117,000 people sought refuge in displacement sites in 14 of the worst affected districts across the country.

23 Jun 2016 description

23/06/2016
FAO conducted the End of Project Performance Appraisal (EPPA) for its Earthquake Emergency Response Programme in Nepal after 13 months since its inception in May 2015. Local government partners – District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) and District Livestock Service Office (DLSO), as well as FAO’s local implementing partners – participated in a one-day workshop to share the outputs, challenges and lesson learned from the emergency programme.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

23 Jun 2016 description

Alistair D. B. Cook, Maxim Shrestha and Zin Bo Htet

Policy Brief THE 2015 NEPAL EARTHQUAKE:
IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE INTERNATIONAL RELIEF EFFORTS

INTRODUCTION

22 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Gopal Sharma | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:01 GMT

KATHMANDU, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rani Maya Shrestha was working on a neighbour's potato farm when the first of Nepal's two massive earthquakes struck last year. She rushed home to find her husband buried in the ruins of their house northeast of the capital Kathmandu.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation