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17 Nov 2017 description

Working and discussion papers | October 2017 | John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

17 Nov 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Nov 17, 2017-Earthquake survivors have until mid-December 2017 to lodge complaints regarding the reconstruction of private homes damaged by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said. The decision was made at NRA’s 91st executive committee meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer Yuvaraj Bhusal.

16 Nov 2017 description
report WaterAid

Introduction

It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. A lack of decent toilets and clean water causes diarrhoeal diseases that, on average, claim the lives of almost 800 children every day – one every two minutes.

The health impacts of poor sanitation trap people in poverty, making it difficult to get an education or to work to support their families.

16 Nov 2017 description

Kathmandu, Nepal: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal and Himalayan Consensus Institute (HCI) have entered a partnership to collaborate in the areas of crisis prevention and conflict mitigation.

15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) recently launched a new online Food Security Information System to map and visualize patterns of food security, poverty and malnutrition in Nepal. This latest online system includes easy-to-read data regarding regular food security indicators, monthly food market prices, and interactive graphics that indicate levels of food security to the sub-district level.

14 Nov 2017 description
report Carter Center

In Kathmandu, Carlos Valenzuela, carlos.valenzuela@cartercenter.org

Kathmandu, NEPAL — The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission to Nepal’s Nov. 26 and Dec. 7 parliamentary and provincial elections.

14 Nov 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) is a global initiative implemented from 2012 to 2017 to promote the use of ecosystem-based approaches and protect communities from disasters and the negative impacts of climate change. It also aimed to have ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction recognised in key global frameworks such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

13 Nov 2017 description

Authors: John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

12 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Nepal

Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has held a discussion with concerned stakeholders to identify alternatives to make timber available at subsidised rates for housing reconstruction in quake-affected districts.

The meeting chaired by CEO Yubaraj Bhusal, held this Monday, with officials from Ministry of Forest, Department of Forest and Timber Corporation settled on various decisions to simplify the distribution of subsidised timber, as stated by NRA Spokesperson Mr. Yam Lal Bhusal.

12 Nov 2017 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • In September 2017, retail prices of most monitored food commodities showed an upward trend as compared to last month and 3 months earlier. This increase is mainly due to the lean season effect for most monitored crops, and the partial obstruction of road access and transportation services caused by monsoon-induced floods and landslides.

  • Rural and remote markets reported relatively higher increase in food prices, and more limited or insufficient food stocks than main markets.

Methodology:

10 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, selected for review under the resilience thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental impact evaluation carried out in January 2016 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the ‘Joint Programme on Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Preparedness’.

10 Nov 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Nov 9, 2017-A settlement in Paurai Bazar area in Chandrapur Municipality-1 in Rautahat is facing dengue epidemic like situation.

According to health official Rajesh Sah, one to three members of a family have reported high fever, severe headache, nausea and cramps in the settlement with around 300 families.

“Many have fallen sick in the area,” said Sah, “Most of them are displaying symptoms of dengue and we need an expert team of medical personnel to contain the disease.”

09 Nov 2017 description
report Practical Action

Rivers sourced from the Himalaya irrigate the Indo-Gangetic Plain via major river networks that support approximately 10% of the global population and their livelihoods. However, many of these rivers are also the source of devastating floods. This brief captures the collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of geoscientists, engineers, social scientists and architects from the University of Edinburgh alongside practitioners from the NGO Practical Action and the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

Today, the world continues to be devastated by even more extreme weather events. This year alone saw flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the United States; drought in Somalia; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the Caribbean and the U.S.; and just last week, Storm Herwart in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.

08 Nov 2017 description

Note:

This map shows the percentage of households eligible for the housing reconstruction grant who have received the first tranche (50,000 NPRs), as per MoFALD CLPIU data, 29 October 2017.

08 Nov 2017 description

Note:

This map shows the percentae of households eligible for the housing reconstruction grant who have signed the participation agreement with the Government of Nepal, as per MoFALD CLPIU data, 29 October 2017