by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin
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The earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 with multiple aftershocks brought about widespread destruction across the country and resulted in 8,790 deaths, 22,300 injuries and 755,549 houses that were either damaged or completely destroyed. In response to the catastrophe, UN volunteers were mobilized and deployed in partnership with UNDP to deliver important services in the districts of Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Chitwan and in Kathmandu.
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Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits
People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group’s Board last week.
The assistance will help to meet urgent needs of primary and secondary schools in the earthquake affected areas, and restore learning activities.
Kagera region in northwestern Tanzania was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, September 10, 2016, resulting in 17 deaths and 440 injured people.
At the end of 2016, Switzerland will be ending its humanitarian work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Communities facing natural disasters and ongoing conflict in these countries have benefited from emergency aid, and high-quality reconstruction and prevention programmes. Switzerland will be continuing a number of cooperation and peacebuilding activities at a regional level.
Con el dinero que obtiene vendiendo cocos y gallinas y con su labor de jornalero, Ruisdael Solórzano ha ido comprando palos, maderos y otros materiales con miras a reconstruir su casa. La vivienda que tenía en la comunidad de Pechiche, que pertenece a la parroquia Río Chico, le fue arrebatada por el terremoto del 16 de abril, del cual ya han pasado nueve meses.
One and a half years after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, how have conditions in the affected zone evolved? This brief provides preliminary findings from the third round of the Foundation’s longitudinal mixed method research, Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring Nepal (IRM) project, which was conducted in September 2016. Full reports will follow in February.
RELIEF WORK IN NEPAL REMAINS IMPORTANT
This report is based on a series of 23 focus group discussions held by the Common Feedback Project team in Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Ramechhap. This special Focus Group Discussion Report was undertaken in order to provide greater detail and insight into issues faced by affected communities. The report highlights, among others:
Critical issues faced by single, divorced or widowed women, as well as women whose husbands are abroad or engaged in multiple marriages in access reconstruction support;
Port-au-Prince, 14 january 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Progress has been made. There are many more skills. Technical structures have been set up but not strengthened. There is awareness of seismic threats. But adequate preparations, in terms of relevant responses to new earthquakes, are lacking. Awareness exists, but institutional mobilization is slow to become a reality in people’s lives.
Earthquake Recovery Operation updates
The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with coverage over the whole country. It is playing a prominent role in helping survivors of the 2015 earthquake and is working in all 14 districts identified by government assessments as being the worst affected. NRCS works closely with the Government of Nepal in humanitarian affairs. NRCS reached more than 3.5 million people with emergency assistance immediately after the earthquake.
Government Fails Earthquake Relief For Second Winter
(New York) – Nepal’s Maoist leader Pushpa Kumar Dahal, despite holding the prime minister’s office in 2016, failed to ensure accountability for human rights abuses during the civil war as promised by his party in a 2006 peace agreement, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2017. The government also followed the pattern of its predecessor in failing to disburse relief funds to victims of the devastating 2015 earthquakes.
Port-au-Prince, 13 January 2017 – Seven years after a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and displaced some 2 million others, the Haiti Red Cross Society is still hard at work supporting the survivors and building more resilient communities.
The 12 January 2010 earthquake was one of the biggest disasters in the country’s history. In the days following the tragedy, thousands of lives were saved by Haiti Red Cross volunteers and staff with the support of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners.
Pidie Jaya, Aceh: The crack starts near the door and cuts to the back wall through dusty tiles, a distance of some six or seven metres.
Considering the wreckage just a stone’s throw away – where homes lie in ruins, schools in piles of debris – the crack, which teachers at MIN Pangwa Islamic elementary school describe as the worst of the earthquake damage, might seem almost trivial.
But to Rajwa, 10, a fifth grade student, it is a kind of trigger -- a frightening reminder of an event that killed two of his classmates and forced his family from their home for weeks.
12 janvier 2017 – Les Nations Unies en Haïti ont rendu jeudi hommage à la mémoire de tous les Haïtiens, femmes, hommes et enfants, ainsi qu'à celle des collègues des Nations Unies, personnels nationaux, internationaux et volontaires qui ont perdu leur vie lors du séisme meurtrier de 2010.
Il y a 7 ans, le 12 janvier, le tremblement de terre dévastateur qui a secoué Haïti a fait plus de 200.000 morts, un million de déplacés et d'énormes dégâts matériels.
The earthquakes of April and May 2015 caused massive housing destruction with over half a million houses collapsed or badly damaged. Over 18 months on from the earthquakes, the pace of reconstruction has been slow. Most people whose homes were damaged remained in self-constructed temporary shelters or had moved back into their dangerously damaged houses. In order to get people back into safer, permanent housing, the Government of Nepal and major donors developed the Nepal Rural Housing Reconstruction Program (RHRP).
To mark the 7th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a number of organizations belonging to the Haiti Advocacy Working Group released the following statement.
Thousands of homeless people remain in temporary shelters after the 2015 quakes
By Gopal Sharma
KATHMANDU, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Nepal fired the head of its earthquake reconstruction agency and named his predecessor to the job in a game of musical chairs that critics say is only making conditions worse for the survivors of the 2015 disaster.
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The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) started early recovery activities to help the people of Aceh were hit by an earthquake Aceh Pidie Jaya. This activity is carried after a disaster emergency response, which expired last December 2016. PMI early recovery operations are focused on two activities, namely the recovery of livelihoods and people's homes through cash transfer programs (CTP) and the health of citizens.
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