150 villages already affected by famine. Orphans are particularly vulnerable.
Distribution of blankets, tarpaulins and food in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk and Dhading
(06/05/2015) Even ten days on after the disastrous earthquake in nepal it is still difficult to reach the remote villages in the mountains. “On our way toSindhupalchowk district we had to offload supplies from trucks on to smaller vehicles so that we were able to continue”, says Jürgen Mika, Welthungerhilfe emergency aid coordinator. “Without the knowledge and expertise of our local partners we wouldn’t be able to reach the people in need at all.”
(26/04) Repeated aftershocks in Nepal are hindering rescue operations in the areas hit by the severe earthquake. The people are afraid of going back into their houses and wander around in the streets looking for their relatives and friends.
(23.04.2015) Just a couple of hours ago we received the terrible news that our dear colleague Giovanni LoPorto, who had been taken hostage almost three years ago, is dead. He was killed already in January as collateral victim in what the White House calls an "antiterrorist operation" in the frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
1. Introduction and background
This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.
1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements
Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) is one of the large and respected private organisations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. It carries out projects in 39 countries and campaigns for fairer cooperation with developing countries.