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17 Jul 2018 description

New Delhi, 17 July 2018 – Lauding efforts being made by countries to save more and more lives through immunization, including during public health emergencies, World Health Organization today called for further accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in WHO South-East Asia Region.

17 Jul 2018 description

Overview

This year monsoon has started since last week of June. As per Ministry of Home Affairs, continuous rainfall throughout the country since 01 July 2018 has impacted life, livelihood and infrastructure in few places.

17 Jul 2018 description

Key Results

The Chronic Food Insecurity of Nepal is analyzed for 13 sub regions in December, 2014. As Nepal has 15 sub-regions, unavailability of sufficient data for all 15 sub-regions and similarity in socio-economic and geographical conditions of three sub-regions made possible to combine three sub regions (West, Mid-West and Far-west Mountain) into one sub-region i.e. Western Mountain resulting 13 sub-regions for Analysis. It should be noted that two districts in Western mountain i.e. Manang and Mustang are found to be better off due to income from tourism.

17 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jul 17, 2018-The recent flood, landslide and inundation damaged property worth Rs 119.35 million in Bhaktapur, the Bhaktapur District Administration Office announced this at a press conference held here on Sunday.

Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the flood, landslide and inundation triggered by the incessant rains on July 11 and 12 caused this extent of damage in the district. Landslide at Changunarayan Municipality swept away the house of a family, killing three members and injuring four people because of the inundation, he said.

17 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jul 17, 2018-Public abuse of federal government largess goes on with impunity as revelations of around 2,000 fake earthquake victims in Gorkha district putting their hand up to receive reconstruction aid emerge.

Many earthquake victims whose names were not included in the housing reconstruction aid list had filled up complaint forms in the district around 10 months ago.

16 Jul 2018 description

Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid

NEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS) - In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jul 16, 2018-Water level in the Saptakoshi river reached this year’s highest on Sunday as heavy rainfall continued to batter the eastern hill districts.

According to the Koshi barrage control room, the water flow in Saptakoshi reached 222,632 cusec on Sunday morning. On Saturday, the water flow in the river was measured at 173,820 cusec.

A red alert light has been lit on the barrage and 29 of the 56 sluices have been opened to lower the river’s water level.

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

post-quake reconstruction

Jul 16, 2018-More than 200,000 earthquake-affected families have received third and final tranche of the housing reconstruction aid.

According to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Rs100, 000 was distributed to each of 208,043 households who have either completed rebuilding their homes or taken the reconstruction works to the final leg. As many as 234,942 households are qualified for the third tranche of government support.

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Settlements near river banks urged to stay alert

Jul 15, 2018-The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a press release today, forecasting the possibility of flash floods in small and seasonal rivers mainly in Dolakha, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha, Surkhet, Rolpa, Darchula and some other hilly districts.

13 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala- Actividad Sísmica10/7/18

El Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología,
Meteorología e Hidrología de Guatemala (Insivumeh) sumó al Pacaya y al Santiaguito, a los monitoreos constantes que realizan al de Fuego.

13 Jul 2018 description

Nearly 2500 additional conflict, protest, and non-violent events have been added to the ACLED Nepal dataset, expanding coverage back to 2010. The newly added data indicate a relatively low level of violence against civilians, remote violence, and battles in Nepal, relative to other Asian countries. Rather, the political landscape in Nepal is more prone to cycles of riots and protests corresponding to major political events.

13 Jul 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jul 13, 2018-Many elderly people from northern Dhading are reluctant to resettle to Dhadingbesi, the district headquarters, knowing that their homes could be wiped out any time by landslides.

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has identified several settlements in northern Dhading as highly vulnerable to landslides following the earthquake of April 25, 2015. The authority has proposed relocating 246 families from 10 settlements to Dhadingbesi by offering each family Rs 200,000 to buy land plots.

12 Jul 2018 description

NRA announced approval of vulnerable support projects under four organisations; Mercy Corps, Care Nepal, People in Need, NRCS, and Practical Action. A map of coverage of approved vulnerable support projects **(based on available details) has been prepared by HRRP. **

12 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • The number of households eligible for the Government of Nepal (GoN) housing reconstruction grant has now passed 800,000 and the number of households eligible for the GoN housing retrofit grant has passed 50,000. The scale of the housing reconstruction is enormous and requires appropriate time and investment in socio-technical assistance if it is to be a success