Nepal Red Cross distributes more than NRs. 58.3 million as second tranche payments for over 385 earthquake victim home reconstructions
By Manipadma Jena
This story is part of IPS coverage of World Water Day, observed on March 22.
NEW DELHI, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.
Prolonged water scarcity might lead to security situations that are more nuanced, giving rise to a complex set of cascading but unpredictable consequences, with communities and nations reacting in ways that we have not seen in the past because climate change will alter the reliability of current water management systems and infrastructure, say experts.
by Alina Paul-Bossuet | Water, Land and Ecosystems, CGIAR
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Giving women loans to buy solar panels for irrigation - and access to land - can help them build resilience to climate change
Amrica Devi Yadav, a farmer from the Terai region in Nepal, is not alone in her struggle to grow food.
Mamata Chaudhary is living proof that when opportunities are provided to women, they can accelerate change in community-level disaster management, as well as in their own lives.
AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict
FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March
By Catherine Simonet, Eva Comba and Emily Wilkinson
This working paper provides an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting a broad picture of changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period. It focuses on 12 countries in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia that are part of the UK Government funded resilience programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).
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About 2,000 people were staying in roughly 440 demolished huts fashioned out of bamboo and plastic on prime land in the heart of Kathmandu
By Gopal Sharma
KATHMANDU, March 14 (Reuters) - Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages.
Now in its 10th year, the Emergency Response Fund Scheme (ERFS) was established to promote early action and reduce loss of life in a sudden humanitarian crisis. Irish Aid has just allocated €2.7 million to six humanitarian partners under the Scheme for 2017: Concern Worldwide, Trócaire, Christian Aid Ireland, Plan International Ireland, World Vision Ireland and Oxfam Ireland.
How does the Fund work?
The scheme is particularly geared towards the initial weeks after the onset of an emergency and targets those in immediate need.
Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:
2016 was a year of new beginnings in Nepal. After a tumultuous 2015 marked by two earthquakes in April and May, the country spent last year looking forward and setting the stage for significant changes. The National Reconstruction Authority was operationalized and rapidly scaled up the earthquake recovery; governance reforms took shape following the adoption of the new Constitution in September 2015; and the country laid the foundation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Twenty months on from the earthquakes in Nepal, new research will examine whether cash transfers are helping women to participate in, and contribute to, the Kathmandu Valley's local economy.
Our research began in Kirtipur – an ancient city 5km south-west of Kathmandu – in a local community centre. Thirteen women were sharing their day-to-day experiences since the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May of 2015.
This report is the result of 2100 surveys completed in randomly selected households throughout the 14 priority affected districts, as well as one focus group discussion and feedback aggregated from four partner organisations.
The report reflects an overall increase in respondents' perceptions of tension, violence, mistreatment and exclusion over the past six months, with 40 percent of respondents reporting that they feel someone in their community is being excluded or discriminated against in reconstruction support -- up from 13 percent in August 2016.
The First Meeting of South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children
KATHMANDU - Friday, March 3 2017: UNICEF South Asia, in coordination with the Parliament of Nepal, organized the first South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children in Kathmandu on March 2. The meeting is taking place for two days.
BY PHILLIP CONNOR
India has a long history of migration. More than a century ago, large numbers of Indian migrants – many of them involuntary ones – moved to Africa, the Caribbean and within the Indian subcontinent itself. Some of the top destinations of Indian migrants in more recent decades include Persian Gulf countries, North America and Europe. Here are five facts about India and migration.
Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.
DOLAKHA DISTRICT, NEPAL, 1 March 2017
Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week. Silent but for the rhythmic in-and-out of the oxygen tank pumping through her nostrils, the 83-year-old lies in a hospital bed, tucked up to her chin in a red fleece blanket. At this point, she’s largely given up trying to make herself heard.
28.02.2017 by Shreya Singh
In January 2017, a team of external evaluators carried out the end of project evaluation of the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) project implemented in partnership with DCA from April 2015-April2016. The overall objective was to gather organisational learning from the response
In January 2017, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were stable (or declined) due to the improved supply of food from the summer crop harvest and stable transportation services.
Overall inflation rate in January 2017 was 3.2 percent. The food and beverage group was at -0.7 percent. Several food sub-groups were higher: sugar and sugar products (15.0 percent), spices (5.8 percent) and milk and milk products (2.9 percent).