She pauses for a moment when asked about the damages caused to her family by the devastating Nepal earthquake of 25 April 2015. Seconds later, 70-year-old Purna Maya Magar, from Ghorthali village in Sindhupalchowk, the worst-hit district, mumbles at a loss for words to describe it.
Last week, Purna was one of about 200 women and men, who trekked for about four hours to the nearest town, Barhabise, to collect US $75 in cash (Nepali rupees 7,500) from Mercy Corps, one of the NGOs providing humanitarian support to the affected.
Highlights and Key Messages
Targeting 1.15 million people for Phase II of its operation, WFP has so far assisted 500,000 people with food and nutrition support. Of the total assisted people, 40,000 have been reached through cash distributions. To date, WFP has injected over US$500,000 into the local economy, further strengthening and reinvigorating the markets. In Phase I, WFP assisted over two million people with basic food rations in priority districts.
A. Summary of the response
Sam Jones reports from a temporary shelter in Chapagaun, and from the Sindupalchok district, where earthquakes destroyed 95% of homes
Somewhere among the immense spew of mud brick and broken timber that Bachulaxmi Shrestha now surveys is the home she shared with her family, the fruit and veg shop that was her livelihood, and the treasured keepsakes she had picked up over her 60 years.
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KATHMANDU – WFP’s humanitarian response to the people of Nepal is carried out in close partnership with the Nepali government. Working with authorities at the central, district and Village Development Committee levels and with local partners, WFP has to date reached over two million people with food.
In this Issue
Government line ministries and partners continue to respond to unmet humanitarian needs of 2.8 million earthquake-affected people.
Start of monsoon season limit access and delay ongoing relief operations.
Traditional Nepali methods used to deliver goods to remote mountainous villages.
Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance 2.8 million
Most-affected districtsNo. of houses destroyed 598,401
No. of houses damaged 283,585
- Trabajarán con integrantes de la Unidad de Respuesta en Emergencia de Cruz Roja Canadiense
- Apoyarán en cirugías, en cuidado a pacientes, atención médica y pre hospitalaria a la población
México D.F. a 01 de julio de 2015.- Los socorristas Gerardo Escalante y Juan Manuel Bérjano de Cruz Roja Mexicana, partirán hoy con destino a Nepal para asistir en los trabajos humanitarios a favor de la población de esa nación asiática, que resultó afectada tras el terremoto del pasado mes de abril.
In addition to public buildings, IOM has begun to support debris management and demolition for unsafe or damaged, privately owned buildings in Chautara.
IOM’s DTM teams are rolling out a household level Return Intentions Survey, and have completed data collection from 30 displacement sites in Kathmandu Valley.
Setting standards: Leading Nepal children’s charity shows how earthquake appeal funds saved lives
Since a huge earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, Childreach Nepal have reached over 2,500 households with emergency aid in Sindhupalchowk district.
Childreach Nepal have created24temporary learning centres enabling over 4,000 children to continue their education and be safe from child trafficking and other forms of abuse.
CHRISTCHURCH— Just over four years ago, New Zealand suffered one of its most catastrophic earthquakes. In February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 tremor shook the city of Christchurch. More than 180 people died. In the years since, authorities have made great efforts to make the city resistant to future tremors – and their work is now slowly taking shape.
More than 1,000 buildings have been demolished in the center of Christchurch since the earthquake struck in February 2011, and the major reconstruction phase is well underway.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
Guatemala, 01 de Julio 2015
Fuente: Diario de Centro America
Esta semana, el presidente Otto Pérez Molina supervisará la entrega de mil 69 viviendas reconstruidas en San Marcos, las cuales fueron asignadas al Ministerio de la Defensa. “Hubo un gran compromiso por parte del Ejército en la asistencia a las familias damnificadas por el terremoto del 7 de julio de 2014”, destacó.
Hugo Rodríguez, vocero de la entidad militar, informó que este trabajo estuvo a cargo de 100 elementos castrenses, así como del Cuerpo de Ingenieros de la institución armada.
WASHINGTON D.C., June 29, 2015—The World Bank today approved two credits totaling $300 million to rebuild houses in poor, rural areas of Nepal and to provide an injection of cash for the government’s budget to help the country recover from devastating earthquakes in April and May.
Approved by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, the credits are part of a package worth up to half-a-billion dollars pledged last week by the World Bank at a donors’ conference in Kathmandu for Nepal’s revival.
En la oportunidad, remarcó la importancia de contar con una institucionalidad más potente, subrayando que este nuevo recinto, con altos estándares de seguridad y autonomía de funcionamiento, permitirá responder mejor ante los desastres naturales y diversos riesgos que afectan a nuestro país.
Escrito por Marta Rodriguez
Ha concluido el proceso de reedificación de mil 69 casas destruidas por el terremoto del 7 de julio de 2014, en municipios de San Marcos, el cual fue asignado al Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional, y con ello se cumple el tiempo estipulado por el Gobierno, refirió Hugo Rodríguez, vocero del Ejército.
In a country where two out of three people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, the earthquakes have been disastrous for many of Nepal’s farmers.
Central Visayas region of the Philippines was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, whose epicentre was in Bohol Province, on the morning of 15 October 2013. The quake, which was described as the strongest to hit the region in more than 20 years, left more than 220 people dead and displaced some 75,000 families (370,000 people) in Bohol alone. Significant destruction to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, flood control facilities, school buildings, hospitals and other public buildings was reported to reach Philippine peso (PHP) 2.2 billion.