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28 Aug 2015 description

KATHMANDU – British Minister of State for International Development Right Honourable Desmond Swayne today toured the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that is managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The HSA was funded by the United Kingdom and allowed the free flow of humanitarian aid into Nepal immediately after the April earthquake.

28 Aug 2015 description
report MapAction

UK, 28 Aug - MapAction has now completed its humanitarian mapping mission in response to the Nepal earthquakes. Over the course of our four-month mission, 13 volunteers and staff have created more than 110 maps and contributed 230 days of expertise.

28 Aug 2015 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | 08:49 GMT

Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed at least five people in central Nepal, four of them in a shelter for survivors of a devastating earthquake, police said Friday.

Rescuers in Nepal's Nuwakot district are still searching for a nine-year-old boy missing since an overnight landslide crushed two bamboo and tin shelters built for families displaced by the April 25 quake.

28 Aug 2015 description

Bangkok ‒ The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge 2015 is now open for applications to encourage Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges. Six IEs will win the Challenge and get a chance to showcase their work at a special UNDP-hosted event in New York.

28 Aug 2015 description

Gerkhu, Nepal | AFP | Friday 8/28/2015 - 03:26 GMT

by Ammu KANNAMPILLY

As labour pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help.

She stumbled in the dark for two hours before reaching a handful of medical tents erected after the 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 flattened her local clinic.

28 Aug 2015 description

The earthquakes in April and May of 2015 have had a devastating impact on the facilities and infrastructure in the education sector. Structural Assessment data indicates that in the 11 affected districts outside Kathmandu valley, 67% of classrooms (32,000) are unsafe for use. As a result, a large-scale education in emergencies response is underway, providing temporary classrooms, emergency learning supplies and teacher training on psychosocial support and lifesaving messages to 14 of the most affected districts.

28 Aug 2015 description

This report is an update of the ‘Landslide and displacement update’ of 27 July 2015. The main objective of this note is to provide an overview of the current situation and limitations of the available data.

Overview

2.33 million people not living in original house
REACH/Shelter Cluster Assessment 17/05/2015

59,500 people in 104 sites >20 HH
CCCM DTM 21/07/2015

Almost 80,000 people relocated due to landslide
Media sources 17/08/2015 risks

26 Aug 2015 description

The earthquakes in April and May of 2015 have had a devastating impact on the facilities and infrastructure in the education sector. According to Department of Education initial damage assessment data over 2,500 toilet blocks and 1,500 water supply systems have been damaged in the 14 most affected districts.

26 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • 94 unsafe buildings have been demolished by IOM and a total of 19,740 cubic metres of rubble has been cleared. Since May, 310 people from the local community, including 138 women, have participated in cash-for-work debris management activities.

  • In Chautara, in support of the district hospital, IOM started preparations for a step down care facility to allow severely injured and disabled patients currently in Kathmandu to access rehabilitation facilities in their own district upon their return.

25 Aug 2015 description

Four months after the Nepal earthquake, 2.8 million people are still in need of help. Unfortunately, the monsoon rains are making it more difficult for remote communities to access humanitarian services. Yet, Handicap International remains dedicated to reaching the most vulnerable people.

“There are still aftershocks, and people get scared very easily,” says Jeremy Mouton, Handicap International’s reporting officer in Nepal. “It’s vital to provide them with help, including psychological support.”

25 Aug 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 25 August 2015
Subjects: Maldives, Nepal and Iraq

1) Maldives

The High Commissioner has expressed his deep concern to the Government of the Maldives after former President Mohammad Nasheed was once again sent to prison late on Sunday.

25 Aug 2015 description

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Tuesday 8/25/2015 - 06:49 GMT

by Paavan MATHEMA

Nepal police shot dead a protester as fresh clashes erupted in the country's southern plains Tuesday, a day after an 18-month-old boy and seven officers died during demonstrations against a new constitution.

Monday's violence in Tikapur prompted the government to deploy troops in the town overnight, while the country's human rights watchdog sent a team to monitor the situation.

24 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, August 25, 2015) – Violence between protesters and security forces escalated in western Nepal on August 24, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should order an independent and impartial investigation into all protest-related deaths and ensure that security forces deployed to restore order remain disciplined and respect basic rights. Leaders on all sides of the debate over increased autonomy should refrain from further violence.