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12, out of 31 VDCs in Chitwan, at risk high-risk of natural disaster

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Nepalnews.com

Out of 31 VDCs in Chitwan district, 12 are at the high risk of flood and landslide.

Balam Luintel, the Natural Disaster Management Source Person at the District Development Committee, Chitwan, said that the District Disaster Management Committee, Chitwan has been making preparation to reduce losses caused by natural disaster by putting the 12 VDCs at the high risk list.

Similarly, some wards of Ratnanagar and Bharatpur municipalities as well as Kumroj area of the newly declared Khairahani municipality have also been put at high-risk, added Luintel.

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Swollen Mahakali river starts encroaching embankments

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Nepalnews.com

The Mahakali river flooded with incessant rainfall for the last two weeks has started eroding the embankments in Kanchanpur district of the far west.

The embankment in Bhujela area of Bhimdutta Municipality-11 is being constructed under the People's Embankment Program, locals said.

The People's Embankment Office, Kanchanpur, received the responsibility of constructing the embankment last year.

Meanwhile, the locals are worried after the river has started eroding land towards the human settlement areas.

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Seven die of flood, landslide in far-west

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Nepalnews.com

At least seven persons have died in different incidents of flood and landslides in the Far-Western region over the last four days.

According to Far-Western Regional Police Office, Dipayal, among the dead, flooded rivers swept away five and two died in landslide.

Among the five dead, two were from Kanchanpur district and one each from Kailali, Doti and Dadheldhura districts. Likewise, the two who died in landslide were from Baitadi district.

The flood and landslide incidents in the Far-West have inundated at least 600 houses displacing 300 families.

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Increasing Food Security and Nutrition for Indigenous Communities in Nepal

The Chepang are an indigenous people in Nepal who live a semi-nomadic existence marked by hunting and gathering, fishing, and swidden agriculture, with some maize and millet terrace cultivation. They face multiple challenges including chronic and widespread food insecurity for half the calendar year and undernutrition in women and children.

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Nepal: Facts and figures between January and June 2014

A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Nepal between January and June 2014.

Helping families of missing persons

Helping the families of people missing in connection with the conflict remains a priority. The ICRC intercedes with various bodies on behalf of families seeking information on the fate of missing relatives. In cooperation with the Nepal Red Cross Society and other organizations, the ICRC provides psychosocial, economic and legal assistance to the families of missing persons.

In January-June 2014, the ICRC:

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

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Nepal and the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

From 22 June to 26 June, the Government of Nepal and partners from UN, INGOs and NGOs participated in the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). In total, the Nepal delegation consisted of over 40 members.
The Nepal delegation demonstrated organized and committed participation in the AMCDRR, led on 3 sessions and managed a market booth.

Nepal and HFA 2

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Fix Flawed Truth, Reconciliation Act

UN Rights Bodies Call for Fundamental Overhaul

(New York) – The Nepal government should act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new United Nations evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today.

Human Rights Watch:



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Asia: Tdh' projects [EN/FR]

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Terre des hommes

Introduction

(EN): In Asia, Terre des hommes (Tdh) uses both action and advocacy in order to protect children from all forms of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Tdh develops community awareness and informs relevant stakeholders with the aim of better protecting children and respecting their fundamental rights. The Foundation also works towards improving access to basic services (sanitation, schools, etc.) .Finally, during humanitarian crises, Tdh provides emergency aid, as well as technical, material and human support to the local populations.

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Nepal Market Watch: No. 65, May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In May 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a marginal increase due to the onset of the lean season of most crops.

  • Overall inflation rate in May 2014 was 9.7 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 12.9 percent, as were several sub-groups: vegetables (31.6 percent), fruits (15.8 percent), meat and fish (13.7 percent) and cereal grains (10.3 percent).

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Former School Meals Girl Scales Mount Denali

At the age of 17, Nimdoma Sherpa became the first WFP school meals recipient to climb Mt. Everest. Now 23, she is just one mountain away from climbing the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

KATHMANDU - On June 24, Nimdoma conquered Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley), the highest peak in the North American continent – her sixth successful ascent in a bid to climb all the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

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Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Saving Lives in Nepal

Dr. Praveen Mishra

Nepal is more than soaring mountains with breathtaking views. We also have dry plains and hilly regions, and dealing with poverty is a challenge for communities in all these regions. Yet in the past 20 years we have slashed our high rates of maternal and infant mortality faster than other countries with comparable income levels or even wealthier than we are. What is our secret?

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DFID Nepal Portfolio Review 2013/14

“A summary of progress against DFID’s portfolio in Nepal”

DFID Nepal’s Operational Plan 2011-2015

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Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR, Southasiadisasters.net Special Issue no.113, June 2014

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

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The 2013 Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI 2013)

Executive summary

What is the HANCI?

This report presents the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) 2013. It seeks to:

1 . Rank governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition;

2 . Measure what governments achieve and where they fail in addressing hunger and undernutrition – providing greater transparency and public accountability;

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World Bank Group Partnership Strategy for Nepal – Unlocking Constraints to Growth

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World Bank

The World Bank Group's new Country Partnership Strategy for Nepal marks a major shift in World Bank Group support to the country, away from short-term post-conflict assistance towards establishing the foundations for increased, inclusive and sustainable growth. After three consecutive interim strategies in Fiscal Years (FY) 2007, 2009 and 2011, the WBG will provide more long-term support through this Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) which will cover four years from FY2014-2018.

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Nepal supports 500 urban refugees

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Nepalnews.com

Nepal is supporting 500 urban refugees, including nearly 200 Pakistani nationals, a UN body has said.

The country has also been successful in the resettlement of over 90,000 Bhutanese refugees over the past six years at the initiative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).

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