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06 Oct 2015 description
report Cordaid

Landlocked Nepal is hit by severe fuel shortages and border blockades, at a time when the country is still recovering from the earthquakes in April and May. Cordaid relief operations are affected by the blockades.

06 Oct 2015 description

WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.

06 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the UK, and the Heads of Mission of Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement in Nepal.

Kathmandu, 6 October 2015 - The Heads of Mission in Nepal express their support and encouragement for efforts to resolve the current difficulties affecting the supply and distribution of humanitarian supplies in the country, particularly of goods urgently needed for the adaptation of temporary shelters to the coming winter.

05 Oct 2015 description
report Internews Network
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Welcome to the fourteenth issue of OPEN MIC NEPAL bulletin. The Open Mic project captures rumours and perceptions on the ground to eliminate information gaps between the media, humanitarian agencies and local people. By providing local media and outreach workers with facts, Open Mic aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the earthquake-affected communities and to debunk rumours before they can do any harm.

05 Oct 2015 description
report Our Sansar

AID workers are being trapped by fuel shortages and political violence in Nepal due to two weeks of blockades on the Indian border.

In the southern Terai region, workers said necessities such a medicine were not making their way into Nepal and were worried about possible food shortages as trucks sat stationary, choking supplies since Thursday.

The recent adoption of a new constitution by Nepal’s Government led to violence around the country and at least 40 people have been killed in clashes during the past month - while thousands of protesters have blocked the border.

05 Oct 2015 description


Access closures along the Nepal-India border and ongoing political unrest in the Terai region has constrained delivery of daily supplies and winterization materials. An estimated 81,000 households living in high altitude areas are at risk if winterization goods are not delivered within the next few weeks. In 120 displacement sites hosting some 59,000 people, about 85% of shelter, are not suitable for the coming winter. Fuel rationing has limited operations and aid.

05 Oct 2015 description

by Karol Skałowski, PCPM

1. Introduction

Sindupalchok Region was the region mostly severe affected by the April and May earthquakes. The study area, where assessment was conducted, was central Sindupalchok, north of Melamchi. This area was chosen because villages located there are with poor connection to the main road and the altitude is rising quickly (from 900m - Melamchi to 2500m - Sermathang in less than 10km of road).

05 Oct 2015 description

By Chandan Sapkota on Wed, 30 September 2015

It has been five months since the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, followed by several powerful aftershocks that shook a large part of the country, particularly the central and western administrative regions.

04 Oct 2015 description
report BBC Media Action
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BBC Media Action and the BBC have responded to 28 emergencies since 1994. This research report, based on evaluations of four recent crises interventions, assesses the effectiveness of mass media interventions in enabling people to survive and recover when disaster strikes.

Authors: Theodora Hannides

03 Oct 2015 description

By Bronwyn Llewellyn

The shortest link between the Tibetan Plateau and the Gangetic Plain is the great Trishuli River. Cutting right through the heart of Nepal, the river is an important corridor for biodiversity, as well as a critical trade route and the lifeblood of the communities living on its banks.

02 Oct 2015 description


IOM Shelter Operations

IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.

02 Oct 2015 description

The ongoing earthquake recovery and reconstruction effort in Nepal received a boost this week, when the region’s experts gathered at a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) led forum in Kathmandu to share experiences and innovation in disaster recovery.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

02 Oct 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.

Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.

02 Oct 2015 description

The report focuses on the first five months after the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. Interviews conducted during the EMI Field Mission from June 14-19, 2015 were supported by extensive desk research conducted by the authors to document pertinent information on the response and early recovery activities involving the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders. The report examines the current legal and institutional framework for disaster risk management in Nepal and highlights its gaps and limitations in the context of the recent disaster.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities