A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 77 kilometres (48 miles) northwest of Nepal's capital Kathmandu at 0611 GMT on 25 Apr 2015, toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. More than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and Bangladesh. (AFP, 25 Apr 2015)
On 29 Apr, the Flash Appeal for the Response to the Nepal Earthquake Apr - Jul 2015, was launched, requesting US$415 million.
On 12 May, a new earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal at 12:50 local time (UTC +5:45). The epicentre was southeast of Kodari (Sindhupalchowk District), 76 km northeast of Kathmandu - an area already affected by the 25 Apr quake. (OCHA, 12 May 2015)
A revision of the Flash Appeal was launched on 29 May, requesting $422 million for life-saving and protection activities and support resilience of 2.8 million people for five months.
On 25 Jun, the Government of Nepal convened the Int'l Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction, which was informed by the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment. Donors pledge around $4.4bn in aid (AFP, 25 Jun 2015).
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WFP concluded a formal agreement with the Government of Nepal’s Department of Education. The agreement is the first of its kind wherein WFP will provide technical assistance and support to the design, formulation and implementation of the cash- based school meal programme. WFP will further extend its coverage to include two additional districts.
The follow-up operation for the earthquake has been finalized by the Government and aims to begin registration in Nuwakot, Dhading, and Gorkha in mid September.
In disasters and conflicts worldwide, around half of affected people are girls and boys below the age of 18 years. Despite this, in humanitarian settings children are rarely asked to share their views, consulted on what they really need, or equipped with adequate information.
At Plan International we are changing this: communication with disaster-affected children is not only their right, but our experience also tells us that engaging girls and boys in our humanitarian response helps us to respond better and in more relevant ways.
2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.
There’s a crisp cheerfulness in the way Sushila Tamang talks about her progression from construction labourer to trained mason, helping to rebuild earthquake-battered homes in her little town of Sankhu some 25 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu. But it’s clear that overcoming traditional attitudes about gender roles has been as tough as any of the challenges of the work itself.
Since January 2016 and with the European Commission’s support, ACTED has delivered vital support to earthquake-affected households in remote areas, including shelter winterization and water point rehabilitation.
THE NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY AND THE POST-DISASTER RECOVERY FRAMEWORK
Summary of key updates, facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction process in Nepal.
Governance and accountability: Establishment of a GESI Unit in the NRA to ensure integration of GESI measures for all recovery and reconstruction processes and ensure women’s leadership and participation during planning, implementation and monitoring of recovery and reconstruction efforts at national, regional and district levels;
The humanitarian principles — humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence — are under increased scrutiny and pressure. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to an increased understanding of the perceived and actual challenges humanitarians face in operational contexts as they apply the principles.
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In June 2016 the Inter-Agency Common Feedback Project collected feedback from communities (2100 respondents) across 14 districts on food security and livelihood related issues.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
To reach the people we serve and assist partners, our supply chain operates a complex network of sourcing, contracting, storing and transporting food, goods and services. Our planning, logistics and procurement capacity is core to our success.
Prospects for global cereal production in 2016 continued to improve in recent months with significant upward revisions for maize and wheat, reflecting particularly favourable weather conditions in some of the large producing countries.
COUNTRIES IN NEED OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE: FAO estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts and drought induced production declines are the main causes that have stressed food security in 2016.
Rory Stewart visits Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister.
Rory Stewart visited Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on his first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister to see how UK support is helping to build more peaceful, prosperous, safer and healthier countries, which is also in Britain’s interest.
Kathmandu, Nepal | Thursday 9/8/2016 - 10:41 GMT
Nepal's new prime minister promised Thursday to speed up reconstruction after a devastating earthquake and said he would increase aid for homeless victims as he laid out his government's priorities.
The previous administration had been heavily criticised for the slow pace of rebuilding, with a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund largely untouched over a year after the April 2015 disaster.
Aware of the importance of education for school-going children, UNDP has focussed on the reconstruction of earthquake-resistant school infrastructure in six affected districts
In April and May 2015, two devastating earthquakes hit central Nepal. More than 5 million people were affected, of whom 1.4 million were estimated to be women of reproductive age. More than 90,000 women were estimated to be pregnant, and 10,300 were expected to give birth over one month. Approximately 4,500 women were predicted to suffer complications from pregnancy and childbirth, and an estimated 28,000 women were presumed to experience sexual violence.
“We survived the earthquake but now we might die of thirst,” bemoaned Fulmaya Tamang of Bhotechaur VDC-2 in Sindhupalchowk district. “We lived through the loss of our homes and our livestock. We lived under tarpaulin for months, sleeping in beds wet with rain from the monsoon. We tolerated all these, only to die because of a lack of water.”
The August heat and a thin tarpaulin do not deter the beneficiaries of a recently completed vegetable collection and marketing centre from cheering their "small but highly meaningful" success at Kalyanpur VDC in Nuwakot.
Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) and World Food Programme (WFP)
Nepal Food Security Monitoring System / Nepal Khadhya Surakshya Anugaman Pranali (NeKSAP)
With support from the European Union and UK aid from the UK government
1. Current situation: mid-March to mid-July 2016