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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.

15 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jan 14, 2018-Some three hundred families displaced by floods in Biratnagar-19 have received relief materials on Sunday. The relief was distributed to protect the victims from harsh winter conditions.

Koshi-victim Society Rajbiraj with assistance from Oxfam UK and District Natural Disaster Relief Committee distributed the relief. Each family received Rs 5000 cash, tarpaulin, blanket, mattress and mat, said programme coordinator Sharad Parajuli.

15 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Cold death toll reaches 21 in the district

Jan 14, 2018-The death toll in Rautahat district due to cold waves has reached 21 after five more deaths were reported by Sunday.

A 65-year-old man died on Sunday morning due to excessive cold in the district. He has been named as Madu Hazara of Madhav Narayan-6.

Similarly, Ram Prasad Kalwar, 48, of Fatuwa Bijaypur-8, Bishwanath Paswan, 65, of Gadimai-2, Seikh Idrish, 65, of Katahariya Municipality-6 and Gugali Raut, 70, of Durga Bhagwati-3 also died on Saturday.

14 Jan 2018 description
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China partners with UNDP to provide post-flood recovery assistance to over 31,800 households in affected areas of Terai

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with UNDP Nepal to provide US$ four million to support recovery efforts in Nepal’s Terai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history. The assistance provided under the framework of the Chinese South South Cooperation Assistance Fund, will reach 31,800 households in Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat and Parsa districts of Provinces 1 and 2.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

François Grünewald and Véronique de Geoffroy

11 Jan 2018 description

Nepal is home to 103 ethnic groups and 17 official languages. Relationships between these diverse groups appear stable, but grievances have arose out of political marginalization, caste discrimination, and exclusionary state practices that have preserved historical divides, which can result in violent outbursts. Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006, Nepal has enacted legal reforms to address social tensions in an effort to end discrimination based on ethnicity, caste, gender, culture, and religion.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

11 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jan 11, 2018-Eighteen landless families living at Khorsanibari in Barhabise, Sindhupalchok, have received land ownership certificates. These families were rendered homeless after their settlements at Gati Bhirkuna and Sigarche in the district wiped out away by landslides that were triggered by the 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks.

Two organisations, Bhumi Adhikar Manch and Samudayik Aatmanirbhar Sewa Kendra, had taken the initiative to provide these families with land plots.

11 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

By - PAWAN YADAV, ABDhESH KUMAR JHA, RAUTAHAT/SAPTARI

Jan 11, 2018-Cold wave continued to take its toll in several Tarai districts on Wednesday as well. Three more deaths caused by cold wave were reported in Rautahat and Saptari districts.

In Rautahat, Ramlagan Prasad Patel, 60, of Paroha-9 and Siya Devi, 70, of Gaur-4 died of cold on Wednesday.

Cold related deaths in the district have reached 11 so far this winter. Most of the dead were from the impoverished communities.