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Nepal MAANP001 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Overview

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Nepal Extreme Cold - DREF operation n° MDRNP006 - Final report

Summary: A total of CHF 69,134 was allocated from IFRC DREF on 13 January 2012 to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to conduct rapid assessment and deliver immediate assistance to 5,000 families across nine districts (Ilam, Taplejung, Sankhuwasava, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Khotang, Terhathum, Bhojpur and Solukhumbu) who were made vulnerable by the extreme cold following the onset of winter after their homes had been severely damaged/destroyed by the earthquake in the eastern Nepal in September 2011.

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Nepal (MAANP001) - Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

In brief

Programme outcome The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is committed to support Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in achieving the four strategic aims defined under its sixth development plan (2011-2015) through funding, technical support, advocacy, representation and coordination. The strategic aims under the sixth development plan are in line with Strategy 2020 to:

• Save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disaster and crisis.

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Nepal Extreme Cold - DREF operation n° MDRNP006 - Update n°2

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Monthly Update – February 2012

This report is issued by the UN RCHCO with inputs from its UN Field Coordination Offices and other partners and sources. The report covers February 2012. The next report will be issued the first week of March 2012.

CONTEXT

Political update

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Nepal Extreme Cold - DREF operation n° MDRNP006 - Update n°1

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Earthquake - DREF operation n° MDRNP005 - Update n°04

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Monthly Update – January 2012

This report is issued by the UN RCHCO with inputs from its UN Field Coordination Offices and other partners and sources. The report covers January 2012. The next report will be issued the first week of February 2012.

CONTEXT

Political Update

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Extreme Cold - DREF operation n° MDRNP006

GLIDE n° CW-2011-000203-NPL

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Heavy snowfall causes food shortage in Rukum

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Nepalnews.com

Food grains shortage has been seen in eastern VDCs of Rukum's Himalayan region because of heavy snowfall in the district on Thursday night.

Life has been troublesome in more than 12 VDCs with the shortage of food grains as mules could not carry food grains in the area from the district headquarters, according to RSS.

Problems of transport have been seen in Hukam, Maikot, Taksera, Rangsi, Jang, Morabang, Mahat, Syalakhadi, Gotamkot and Sisne.

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Writ seeks SC order to govt to stop cold-related deaths

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A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court, demanding a ruling to the government to prevent the rising number of cold-related deaths in some parts of the country, especially in Terai.

Justice and Rights Institution Nepal, an NGO, filed the writ, accusing the concerned government authorities of indifference towards the cold wave deaths.

The petitioner also stated that the measures taken by some local authorities were too insufficient to minimise the problems facing poor people in the wake of rising winter chill.

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Cold wave kills two in Rautahat

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Two persons were killed by cold wave sweeping across the Terai region on Thursday night.

The deceased have been identified Upendra Jha, a man in his 50s from Dharamapur-3 and Shyam Thakur, 45, of Laxmipur of Rautahat district. They died of hyperthermia, it is learnt.

The dip in the mercury caused by severe cold wave has continued to adversely affect daily life in different parts of Terai for the past few days.

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Terai life badly affected by cold wave

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Chilly weather made worse by cold breeze has continued to adversely affect daily life of many people in different parts of Terai for the past few days.

Due to the dip in the mercury caused by cold wave sweeping across the region, people are coming outside the houses in less numbers.

The cold spell has badly affected normal life in Lahan, Mirchaya, Dhangadhi and other places, decreasing business acitivities, local traders say. In the morning the places remain covered in a thick blanket of fog, blocking sun light and warmth for many hours and sometimes the entire day.

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Cold breeze hits normal life in Terai districts

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Cold wave has created havoc in few Terai districts and has claimed the life of one person in Mahottari district on Monday, the first since the onset of winter.

The deceased has been identified as Aghanu Mandal, 55, of Jaukhtol of Sandha VDC-9. He died due to excessive cold as his impoverished family was not able to provide warm food, clothing and shelter to him.