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21 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

KATHMANDU, January 21, 2018 – The Government of Nepal and the World Bank today signed three financing agreements for $440 million in Kathmandu to invest in the country’s post-earthquake housing reconstruction, livestock innovation, and technical education and vocational training.

21 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • NAGENDRA ADHIKARI, Kavre

Jan 17, 2018-More than 50,000 households affected by the 2015 earthquake in Kavre have still not started rebuilding process, though the government had set the deadline of mid-January for constructing the foundation for new homes.

19 Jan 2018 description

Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.

I. Introduction

19 Jan 2018 description

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream.

The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly.

"I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned was gone forever," the 53-year-old father of three told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Simalpani, a small town on the foothills of the Himalayas some 200 km (130 miles) west of Kathmandu.

19 Jan 2018 description

On the initiation of National Planning Commission and Kathmandu Living Lab in support of DFID’s Evidence for Development Programme, ‘2015 NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: OPEN DATA PORTAL’ has been launched to open the data, collected by the Government through a massive household survey using mobile technology to assess building damage in the earthquake-affected districts, to the public. The survey was conducted contacting nearly 3.7 million people of 11 most affected districts. The survey was conducted to identify beneficiaries eligible for government assistance for housing reconstruction.

18 Jan 2018 description

Japan has learned through hard experience the importance of investing in disaster preparedness, and it is using those lessons to help other countries. Japan experiences 20% of the earthquakes of magnitude 6 and higher that occur in the world, and it is exposed to uncountable natural disasters like typhoons and active volcanoes. Japan thus has a long history of awareness of the importance of disaster risk reduction. Today, it is one of the few countries in the world where proactive disaster risk reduction measures are widespread.

18 Jan 2018 description

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This map highlights the percentage of masons trained through vacational training curriculum (50 days) as per HRRP 4W - R46, based on the targets defined by NRA (DRAFT - Training Strategy)

18 Jan 2018 description

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This map highlights the coverage of Technical Assistant (TA) in the Housing Sector by partner Organizations in the 14 most affected districts.

18 Jan 2018 description

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This map highlights the # of masons trained through 7 day short training curriculum based on the targets (mason required per HH) defined in ward-level key informant survey conducted in Gorkha district by HRRP in Jan 2016. (1 mason/13 houses).

The survey indicates the # of existing masons per HH and assumes they all masons trained through the 7 days training. However, please note that the NRA is yet to prrovide an official target for the short training

17 Jan 2018 description

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region has been hit hard by the impact of climate change. To help the local people successfully adapt to this new reality, the SDC is supporting the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The organisation provides eight countries in the region with a platform for creating and adopting new approaches to sustainable mountain development.

17 Jan 2018 description

The 385,657 beneficiaries getting the first tranche last year missed the deadline to start rebuilding their houses for several reasons, such as manpower shortage, insufficient grant amount, expensive construction materials, dilemma regarding the design of house, uninhabitable land plots, difficulties related to relocation, and inefficient government monitoring and migration of quake survivors to urban areas, according to field observers. Another major reason for the delay was the local, provincial and parliamentary elections, they added.

17 Jan 2018 description

Households that do not need to reconstruct their home start to return first tranche of GoN reconstruction grant: two households in Makwanpur returned the 50,000 NPRs last week and the NRA has called on all households that have received the first tranche but do not need to reconstruct to return the money so that those who do need it can be supported.

16 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

The rise in man-made, protracted emergencies means millions are at risk of starving around the globe this year

It’s a difficult new year for the humanitarian system and those reliant on it: a near-record number of people are in need and yet a yawning funding gap will limit what assistance can be provided.

Read more on IRIN.

15 Jan 2018 description
report Plan International

EDITORIAL

Seeking to bring you research from across the organisation, this edition of OPENPlan has a strong focus on gender, particularly covering the complex, interrelated issues of gender discrimination in both education and child marriage.