Summary of WFP assistance: WFP in Tajikistan contributes to the food security, social protection and resilience goals of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2010-2015 and supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 1, 2 and 3. WFP’s activities reach approximately 500,000 vulnerable and food insecure people every year.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s goal in the Kyrgyz Republic is to support the Government to improve food security and nutrition and build resilience of vulnerable populations against the impact of recurrent natural disasters and economic shocks.
Optimisation of the Primary School Meals Programme
Laprak, Nepal | AFP | Friday 2/5/2016 - 06:27 GMT | 328 words
Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes.
The threat of landslides had forced families in the remote village of Laprak, close to the quake's epicentre in western Nepal, to relocate to a site a thousand metres higher.
By Sun Yan (Vicky), IFRC
When Li Xudong and his family lost their home during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, they struggled to make ends meet. The family was forced to live apart. Li’s son and daughter-in-law left their village to look for better opportunities, while his five-year-old daughter was sent away to live with Li’s parents.
A PATH TO PROGRESS
A harsh winter, an energy blockade, and delays to $4 billion in foreign aid have taken a toll, nine months after an epic quake. Nepal's new government says help is on the way.
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Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.
They say profits are low and the risks high, but thousands are getting on their bikes to service a rampant petrol black market
Pete Pattisson in Janakpur
Wednesday 3 February 2016 03.19 EST Last modified on Wednesday 3 February 2016 07.23 EST
The smugglers emerge out of the thick morning fog that hangs low over Nepal’s southern plains, riding bicycles and motorbikes loaded with empty petrol drums and gas cylinders. They splash across a shallow stream, all that marks this part of the border with India, and disappear again into the fog.
In January, nine months after the historically powerful earthquakes, the Nepalese government announced its reconstruction campaign has started.
Over the next few months, the government intends to publish its plans for restoring and reconstructing homes, public buildings and historic monuments.
Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese, who lost their homes in the earthquakes, are still living in temporary sheet metal shelters, unsuited to face the county’s cold winter.
Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.
Kathmandu, Feb 2: Survivor Nepal has handed four reconstructed school buildings to the schools. The school buildings were damaged by the April 25 earthquake in Sindhupalchok district last year.
The buildings were of Janajagriti Secondary School, Raktakali Primary School, Thokarpa Primary School and Baghbhairavi Secondary School.
The organization director Jayaram Pudasaini and advisor Mohan Koirala handed over the ownership of the school buildings to the management committee.
Five months after the Nepal earthquake, the Singapore Red Cross has identified and committed to rebuild 70 community facilities in the most severely affected districts of Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Sindupalchowk and Khotang. These include 39 schools (for 8,000 students), 21 medical facilities, 10 community halls, a residential facility for vulnerable children and women, and water solutions, totalling S$6.2 million.
Welcome to the twenty-ninth issue of OPEN MIC NEPAL bulletin. The Open Mic project captures rumours and perceptions on the ground to eliminate information gaps between the media, humanitarian agencies and local people. By providing local media and outreach workers with facts, Open Mic aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the earthquake-affected communities and to debunk rumours before they can do any harm.
This week's issue contains:
Question about the necessity of landownership documents for the reconstruction grant
Tearfund becomes first agency in Nepal to start construction of earthquake-resistant houses following extensive community consultation
On Thursday 28 January, Tearfund became the first international NGO to lay the foundation stone of new permanent homes in Makwanpur, after extensive research and consultation with the community and government.
With funding from the Disasters Emergency Committee, Tearfund has signed an agreement with the government to construct 677 earthquake-resistant houses in remote areas of Makwanpur, in the Tistung and Agra districts.
Nepal: Reconstruction starts in model villages
(LW) - It takes a village to rebuild one. Almost nine months after the earthquake that destroyed 600,000 buildings in Nepal, the people of Sanogoan village have joined hands to rebuild their homes. The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal, in collaboration with the ACT Nepal Forum, recently deposited money in the bank accounts of 90 families from the village for this purpose.
Taking cash support as an important tool for recovery and giving people the dignity of making their own decisions in prioritising their own recovery and seasonal needs, Nepal Red Cross in support of the global Red Cross partners distributed cash to prioritised earthquake survivors in 16 districts recently. This cash grant of 10,000 (about 95 US dollars) each were distributed in the month of December and early January to 53 thousand households.
Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.
KEY FINDINGS IN DECEMBER
In December, community perception surveys saw a positive increase on certain issues, such as winter preparedness, and stagnation on other issues. Overall perceptions on the progress of the earthquake response did see a positive change from the previous round.
by Anna Lelik
Months after an earthquake shook the Kara-Suu district of southern Kyrgyzstan, families whose homes were severely damaged are enduring the winter in repurposed cargo containers.