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21 Oct 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 May to 30 July, 2008

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,344,464 (USD 2.34 million or EUR 1.46 million).

Appeal coverage: 101%

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 8 August 2007 for CHF 2.32 million (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.4 million) for six months to assist more than 20,000 families affected by landslides and extensive flooding in different parts of Nepal.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was initially allocated on 2 August 2007, from the …

20 Oct 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

The Hong Kong Red Cross sincerely thanks the generous support from the Hong Kong public to our flood relief operation in South Asia in 2007.

Disaster Situation

Climate change induced the monsoon season started earlier in South Asia in 2007, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding and landslides covered Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. It is reported that around 3000 died and more than 10 million families were affected.

The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) launched a fundraising appeal for South Asia Flood Relief on 13 August 2007.

16 Jul 2008 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The beginning of 2008 brought landmark achievements in Nepal's peace process, and significant change in the political landscape, with the former insurgents emerging as the largest political party in national elections. However, forming a new government and managing the political transition from a centralised monarchy to a federal democratic republic remains a daunting task. The impact of national political changes has yet to reach the majority of Nepal's impoverished population, whose lives and livelihoods depend on continued humanitarian assistance.

04 Jun 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 March to 30 April 2008.

Appeal target: CHF 2,344,464 (USD 2.34 million or EUR 1.46 million)

Appeal coverage: 100%

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 8 August 2007 for CHF 2.32 million (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.4 million) for six months to assist more than 20,000 families affected by landslides and extensive flooding in different parts of Nepal.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was initially allocated on 2 August 2007, from the …

24 Apr 2008 description

GLIDE no. FF-2007-000117-NPL

This revised emergency appeal seeks CHF 2,344,464 (USD 2.34 million or EUR 1.46 million) in cash, kind or services to deliver relief and recovery assistance to more than 25,000 families (150,000 people) affected by floods and landslides.

Revised Appeal coverage: 100%

04 Apr 2008 description


This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) carried out its activities in 2006 and 2007 in line with its five- year development plan and Strategy 2010. The NRCS was heavily engaged in relief work and longer-term programmes, as one of the biggest humanitarian organizations in Nepal, the NRCS directly assisted more than 2,657,584 people in 2006 and 2007.

27 Mar 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 to 29 February 2008.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,006,481 (USD 1,667,898 or EUR 1,220,487).

Appeal coverage: 117%

Appeal history:

- A preliminary appeal was launched on 8 August 2007 for CHF 2.32 million (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.4 million) for six months to assist more than 20,000 families affected by landslides and extensive …

25 Feb 2008 description

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2007-000117-NPL

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 to 31 January 2008.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,006,481 (USD 1,667,898 or EUR 1,220,487).

Appeal coverage: 125%

Appeal history:

- A preliminary appeal was launched on 8 August 2007 for CHF 2.32 million (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.4 million) for six months to …

19 Feb 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Early prospects point to the possibility of a significant increase in world cereal production in 2008, mainly following expansion of winter grain plantings in Europe and the United States coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

- International prices of most cereals remain high and some are still on the increase.

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

10 Jan 2008 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The majority of Nepal's vulnerable and marginalised populations continues to suffer as political discord over power sharing and elections remains unresolved. In the remote mountain areas of western Nepal, where the conflict was most acute, basic social services are yet to resume. In the southern lowlands region (Terai), the threat of new conflict comes from emerging new opposition groups.

10 Jan 2008 description

(New York: 10 January 2008): The United Nations launched an appeal last week requesting over $104 million in support of humanitarian, early recovery and development activities in Nepal in 2008. The Common Appeal for Transition Support (CATS) …

14 Dec 2007 description

Si la primera mitad del año se caracterizó por ser un periodo relativamentetranquilo en cuanto a desastres naturales se refiere, a partir del mes de agosto éstos empezaron a sucederse casi en cadena. A las lluvias torrenciales causadas por el monzón en Nepal, India y Bangladesh, le siguieron una serie de tormentas tropicales y huracanes en América Latina, un terrible terremoto en Perú y un tornado que azotó severamente de nuevo a Bangladesh.

16 Nov 2007 description

Glide no. FF-2007-000117-NPL

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.

31 Oct 2007 description

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.

25 Oct 2007 description
report IRIN

KATHMANDU, 25 October 2007 (IRIN) - Health workers are increasingly concerned about the risk of a diarrhoea outbreak in the hills and southern plains of Nepal if adequate medical supplies, health assistance and sanitation are not provided.

"Due to a lack of medicines and other necessary supplies like saline water, especially in remote areas, a large number of people could suffer from this disease," said government health officer, Rakesh Thakur.

24 Oct 2007 description

Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) jointly warned that "climate change is an increasing threat to development and humanitarian relief efforts" during WFP's Executive Board meeting today.

Mr. Michel, who is in Rome to address WFP's Executive Board, said: "The recent spate of weather-related disasters across the globe sets the alarm bells ringing.

17 Oct 2007 description


Editorial

The monsoon created havoc in many of the Terai districts and caused landslides in numerous Hill and Mountain areas, severely impacting the food security status of poor households, many of whom lost their houses, food stocks, and assets. The monsoon rainfall had an overall positive affect on the food security situation due to good cropping conditions in most areas of the country.

This bulletin provides an update on the current food security situation in Nepal and identifies areas that require assistance and/or need close monitoring.