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12 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: Responding to the 25 April 2015 earthquake, WFP reached two million people through its three-phase emergency operation. As the final phase moved to conditional assistance, a period of rehabilitation work on community assets (such as trails, shared water taps, public toilets) was completed in exchange for cash or food support. The EMOP was supported by UNHAS and a logistics coordination response, coordinated by the Logistics Cluster, both of which served the entire humanitarian community responding to earthquake-affected populations.

12 Feb 2016 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 04:52 GMT | 739 words

by Paavan MATHEMA

Wincing with pain every time he walks, Bijay Rai is constantly reminded of his decision to join the Maoist army aged 14, as one of Nepal's thousands of child soldiers.

Rai voluntarily took part in the Maoist's decade-long insurgency, launching attacks on government and army posts, because he believed they were fighting for Nepal's millions of poor and oppressed.

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 février 2016 – L'année 2015, la plus chaude jamais enregistrée, confirme que les catastrophes liées aux conditions météorologiques et climatiques dominent désormais les tendances des catastrophes induites par les aléas naturels, selon une nouvelle analyse présentée jeudi par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (UNISDR).

Les cinq pays les plus touchés par les catastrophes en 2015 ont été la Chine (26), les États-Unis (22), l'Inde (19), les Philippines (15) et l'Indonésie (11), précise cette analyse.

11 Feb 2016 description

11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today.

The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11).

11 Feb 2016 description

By Rosemarie North, IFRC

This winter, 53,000 families affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake are benefiting from cash that enables them to buy winter clothes and blankets. With more than 900,000 houses damaged or destroyed and reconstruction yet to begin, millions of people are still living in tents or temporary shelters.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Humedica

by Sebastian Schilling/LKO, 2016/02/09

Sebastian Schilling acts as coordinator for humedica in Nepal and organises on site the planning and implementation of the relief measures after the severe earthquake last year. He is particularly concerned with the topic reconstruction:

Reconstruction is in full progress

„Nine months have passed since the earth in Nepal shook. Many people were injured or lost their lives in the ruins. At the same time the catastrophe destroyed about a million houses and drove innumerable people into homelessness.

10 Feb 2016 description

In December 2015 and January 2016, the Common Feedback Project partnered with People in Need to conduct targeted perception surveys in VDCs in Northern Gorkha, particularly in areas that People in Need have been supporting for earthquake recovery. A total of 56 (22 female and 34 male) surveys were completed for beneficiaries from People in Need supported initiatives.

10 Feb 2016 description

The following post by IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu was originally published on the Agrilinks site.

Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries.  Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description


Food Security Clusters coordinate the food security response in humanitarian emergencies by addressing the issues of food availability, access and utilization.

08 Feb 2016 description
report Internews Network
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Welcome to the thirtieth 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.

This week's issue contains:

08 Feb 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is demonstrating a new approach to sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by economically incentivizing climate-informed DRR measures in Nepal and Timor Leste. This case study highlights lessons learned from the program and offers insights for the consideration of other global climate-informed DRR programs.


08 Feb 2016 description

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).

The CCAFS Regional Agriculture Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) is being piloted as part of the Nepal Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP) and is a new initiative to incorporate crop yield forecasting in Nepal with technical support from CCAFS South Asia. CRAFT was used to estimate paddy production in Nepal over the 2015 season.

07 Feb 2016 description

EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes program had a year of significant activity, innovation, and planning.

Investigating the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake

05 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

Disaster response that involves groups on the ground is often more effective and more timely, but concrete commitments are needed to get funds to local NGOs

Michael Mosselmans
Michael Mosselmans is head of humanitarian programme policy practice and advocacy for Christian Aid

Friday 5 February 2016 05.31 EST Last modified on Friday 5 February 2016 07.22 EST

05 Feb 2016 description

Laprak, Nepal | AFP | Friday 2/5/2016 - 06:27 GMT | 328 words

Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes.

The threat of landslides had forced families in the remote village of Laprak, close to the quake's epicentre in western Nepal, to relocate to a site a thousand metres higher.

04 Feb 2016 description


A harsh winter, an energy blockade, and delays to $4 billion in foreign aid have taken a toll, nine months after an epic quake. Nepal's new government says help is on the way.

Read the full report on CSMonitor