- Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
- Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
- Nepal: Landslides and Floods - Aug 2014
- India/Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2013
- Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2012
- Nepal: Flash Floods - May 2012
- Nepal: Cold Wave - Dec 2011
- Himalayan Earthquake - Sep 2011
- Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2011
Maps & Infographics
Nepal has a good track record of improving menstrual hygiene management (MHM) facilities, increasing access to affordable and hygienic sanitary materials, delivering creative awareness campaigns and policy advocacy, and developing the capacity of local stakeholders to promote MHM. Nevertheless, Operations and maintenance (O&M) of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools (WinS) remains challenging.
There is increasing recognition that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a multi-sectoral issue that requires integrated action, particularly from the education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.
Numerous studies have shown that the lack of MHM-friendly facilities and support for schoolgirls and female teachers is a barrier to their full participation in school and thus to quality education.
KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Forests and Environment today signed an agreement that will help vulnerable communities in the Karnali region of Nepal to protect their crops and livelihoods from climate variability and extremes.
Australia's High Court has rejected the refugee claims of three asylum seekers on Nauru because they could find somewhere safe to live in their homelands.
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On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a violent earthquake. Hundreds of miles apart, Nirmala and Khendo were both buried under the rubble.
“I was at home with my family when I felt the earth shake,” says Nirmala, 10. “I tried to run like the others, but a wall fell on top of me. I don’t remember anything else. I woke up in hospital in Kathmandu without one of my legs. I was really frightened.”
Rushed to hospital, Nirmala and Khendo each had a leg amputated. The girls met shortly thereafter while attending physical therapy sessions with HI’s rehabilitation team.
Survey Methodology and Demographics
To carry out the Flood Perception Survey, 30 trained enumerators are deployed throughout the ten most heavily flood affected districts to collect data over the course of 10 days from a total of 1800 respondents using a probability proportionate to size (PPS) methodology. All data collection is completed with mobile tablets using KoBo Toolbox.
May 17, 2018-Hundreds of families affected by the flood of August 2017 in Rautahat district have been deprived of government relief.
In the wake of the flood, the government had announced Rs 200,000 cash relief to the families displaced by the flood on top of a month-long food allowance of Rs 70 per person daily. For this purpose, the government had released Rs 150 million to the district.
There are hundreds of displaced families in Rautahat who never saw that money, said Pramila Devi Dom, a flood victim from Rajdevi Municipality-8.
New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground
Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1
Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.
The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.
In Katunje Danda, the CRC agreed in its very first meeting to support the process of labour exchange for housing reconstruction in their area. The committee meets twice a month, and in every meeting the schedule for labour exchange is reviewed and updated. The most vulnerable members of the community are prioritised. To make sure that all households can get the construction materials that are needed, the CRC facilitates group purchasing of materials by four or five households at a time which lowers the material and logistics cost.
May 15, 2018-A 19-year-old girl is missing after she was swept away by the flooded Ranjor stream in Manthali, the district headquarters of Ramechhap, on Monday.
Police said Ushma Phuyal, a resident of Manthali-1, was trying to cross the rain-swollen stream when she was carried away by the swift currents. She was on her way to Mugitar for her 11 grade finals. Police and locals searched for Ushma until late afternoon, but to no avail.
2017 was a brutal year.
May 14, 2018-Dozens of settlements in Rautahat and Sarlahi districts are at high risk of flood as the embankments at Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers which were breached during last year’s monsoon have not been repaired yet.
There are 31 breaches along these embankments that have been left unrepaired.
Raj Kumar Shreebastab, the division chief of Department of Water Induced Disaster Management (DWIDM), said the damaged embankments could not be repaired due to fund shortage.
The two embankments were constructed with the support of Indian government.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall between 11 and 14 August 2017 caused widespread floods across 31 of the country’s 75 districts that has affected more than 1.7 million people. Immediate humanitarian needs in the form of supporting shelter items, food, safe water and health service were clearly seen as gaps in the affected areas.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease.
Kathmandu/Islamabad - 09 May 2018: The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development.
Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):
ENGAGING MEN AS FATHERS
The impact of engaging fathers on Intimate Partner Violence: