Landlocked Nepal is hit by severe fuel shortages and border blockades, at a time when the country is still recovering from the earthquakes in April and May. Cordaid relief operations are affected by the blockades.
SANTO DOMINGO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- After its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, China has continued to help the country rebuild from the 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 220,000 people and displaced 1.5 million.
While China left the UN peacekeeping mission in November 2012, Beijing has maintained its presence in the Latin America's poorest country by providing financial cooperation and assistance in development works.
By Chandan Sapkota on Wed, 30 September 2015
It has been five months since the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, followed by several powerful aftershocks that shook a large part of the country, particularly the central and western administrative regions.
Nicaragua, 02 de Octubre 2015
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Familias que habitan en las comunidades afectadas por el enjambre sísmico en el municipio de El Sauce, en el departamento de León, continúan recibiendo el acompañamiento y apoyo del Gobierno Sandinista para sobrellevar esta situación que les ha impactado en su forma de vida.
IOM Shelter Operations
IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
The ongoing earthquake recovery and reconstruction effort in Nepal received a boost this week, when the region’s experts gathered at a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) led forum in Kathmandu to share experiences and innovation in disaster recovery.
Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.
The report focuses on the first five months after the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. Interviews conducted during the EMI Field Mission from June 14-19, 2015 were supported by extensive desk research conducted by the authors to document pertinent information on the response and early recovery activities involving the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders. The report examines the current legal and institutional framework for disaster risk management in Nepal and highlights its gaps and limitations in the context of the recent disaster.
Highlights and Key Messages
Final Phase of the Emergency Response: The third and final phase of the earthquake emergency response has begun. Food distributions are rolling out in the districts of Gorkha and Kavre, while registration is in progress for the roll out of cash distributions in Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok. This early recovery phase will last until December, serving 409,000 people with food and cash support in exchange for work on the rehabilitation of community assets.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has approved use of the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), as requested by the Chilean Red Cross. The targeted use of the DREF is provide humanitarian aid to 450 families affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami throughout the provinces of Choapa, Elqui, and Limari, communities of Canela, Illapel, Coquimbo, and Monte Patria, and the towns of Canela Baja, Illapel, Gabriela, Baquedano, Peñuela, and Tulahuen.
In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.
Since the January 2010 earthquake, when 1.5 million Haitians were displaced from their homes, there has been a 94 percent decrease in the number of internally displaced persons and a 93 per cent reduction in the number of sites or camps still housing displaced populations.
A. Situation Analysis
A.1 Description of the Disaster
On 16 September 2015, an 8.4 earthquake struck Chile between the regions of Atacama and La Araucanía. The National Emergency Office (ONEMI) emitted a tsunami alert for the entire coastal area in Chile, evacuating more than 600,000 people. ONEMI reported that approximately 681,484 people were affected and the Coquimbo region was declared as a catastrophe area.
A. Summary of the response
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Nepal INFO-SHEET
Nepal became a member of IOM in November 2006
A Cooperation Agreement was signed between Govt. of Nepal and IOM in August 2007
IOM Nepal staff strength: 416 National staff, 3 UNV and 16 International staff (August 2015)
Post-earthquake, the number of migrant workers, including women, seeking to leave Nepal is on the rise and UN Women and partners have intensified awareness programmes and economic empowerment efforts in affected districts. Date : 25 September 2015 As the ground continued to shake and news of destruction caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on 25 April from Nepal’s villages started trickling in, Maya Tulachan felt helpless. “I wanted to help, do something… anything,” she remembers.
El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales
Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.
Le nouveau Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde publié par la FICR plaide pour une meilleure reconnaissance et un soutien accru des acteurs humanitaires locaux
Publié: 24 septembre 2015
Les acteurs locaux sont souvent les plus performants dans la conduite des opérations humanitaires. Pourtant, en dépit de leur rôle crucial, ils peinent à obtenir les fonds et le soutien nécessaires.
According to the Government of Nepal, close to 9,000 fatalities resulted from the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes that destroyed 602,592 and damaged 284,482 houses.
In the almost five months since the 25 April earthquake, the overall humanitarian situation in Nepal has improved. However, a number of earthquake-affected people continue to require humanitarian assistance.
During the monsoon season, an increase in water borne disease cases has been reported.