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21 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Sep 21, 2018-

Diarrhoea outbreak at Jaleshwor Municipality 12 in Mahottari district has killed a child and left scores of others ill over the past week.

Four-year-old Khusbu Khatun died of the water-borne disease on September 15. Three children and a pregnant woman are in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the district hospital. According to locals, more than 160 people fell ill as the disease spread in the clustered Muslim settlement. Children below five and elderly people are more prone to get infected by the disease.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

4.6 m food insecure people

1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished

US$ 0 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements

10,483 pregnant and lactating women and children reached in August 2018

Operational Updates

18 Sep 2018 description

The trend of decreasing political violence in South and Southeast Asia continued, while at the same time the number of reported fatalities slightly increased. The overall number of riots and protest events in South and Southeast Asia also increased last week compared to the previous week.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

17 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR’S SELF–RELIANCE AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME

In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.

Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.

17 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Two persons died and nine others were injured in a landslide that hit a workers’ quarters at Gosaikunda Rural Municipality 1, Rasuwa on Saturday night. The victims were the labourers working for the construction of Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project.

The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Kaprola, 22, of Hetauda Sub-Metropolis-11 in Makwanpur district and Bhim Roka, 50, of Bhume Rural Municipality-9 in Rukum district. Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel said Kaprola died on the spot while Roka succumbed to injuries during treatment.

17 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Sep 17, 2018-

Immediate relief support was provided to four families affected by the floods and 12 families who lost their houses to landslides in Marsyangdi Rural Muni-cipality on Saturday, said Chief District Officer Jhankanath Dhakal.

The District Disaster Management Committee provided Rs 100,000 and the rural municipality Rs 50,000 to families who lost a member in the disaster. Rs. 50,000 was provided to those who lost their houses and Rs. 25,000 to those whose houses got partially damaged.

17 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Sep 17, 2018-Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has said that it would require an estimated Rs 600 billion to complete the reconstruction of homes and other structures ravaged during the 2015 earthquake.

Of the estimated amount, Rs 336 billion would be spent in the running fiscal year, Gyewali told the representatives of International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a meeting on Sunday.

16 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Parbat

At least 200 houses along the Kaligandaki river side are at high risk of flooding. The river swollen by rains occurred in the higher area of Myagdi and Mustang on Wednesday is eroding its banks so rapidly posing risk to the settlements along the river.

The flooded river, has eroded the concrete embankment built to protect the bazaar, and is advancing towards the area spreading fear among the local people, said Chief District Officer Guru Datta Dhakal.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

There is a desperate shortage of decent jobs in developing countries. Finn Church Aid’s (FCA) investment company responds to this need by introducing a new tool to Finland’s development policy.

Finland will invest EUR 16 million in small businesses that create jobs through FCA Investments Ltd, a new company established by FCA. The investment is made in a form of a loan and, according to the terms and conditions of the loan, assets will be paid back with interest to the State of Finland in 18 years with profits from investment activities.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Xchange

The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.

13 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Post Report, LAMJUNG

Three people died and four others have gone missing in the floods and landslides triggered by torrential rainfall in Lamjung district.

Atirup Thapa, 60, and his granddaughter Siras Thapa, 10, of Tarapu Pallotari, Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3 died while fleeing to save their lives from a landslide that fell from above their house.

Critically injured in the incident, the duo breathed their last while being rushed to a health post in Khudi for treatment, DSP Yadav Dhakal said.

11 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 September 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan and grant package totaling more than $160 million to improve schools’ resilience to disasters in three provinces of Nepal.

10 Sep 2018 description

Summary

This framework document aims to introduce a proactive approach to assess adaptation needs and encourage timely adaptation. The idea behind this approach is that if an assessment shows that specific policies and practices of stakeholders are at risk of failure due to climate change, corrections are encouraged and losses or damages can be prevented. The approach focuses on identifying whether and when the performance of policies, management, and social-cultural practices drops below a decisive level due to climate change, and adaptation is required.