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18 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • ANISH TIWARI, SINDHUPALCHOK

The authority has reconstructed more than 75 percent schools destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 in Sindhupalchok district.

Around 400 from the 528 schools destroyed by the quake have been reconstructed in the district so far, and dozen others are under construction, an official from the District Project Implementation Unit said.

Chief of the Unit Krishna Prasad Subedi said, “Various national and international organisations built around 200 school buildings while government authority constructed the remaining.”

16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

15 Nov 2018 description

Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.

13 Nov 2018 description

Overall levels of organized violence remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions while the overall levels of demonstrations significantly decreased following the previous week’s spike due to the eruption of country-wide blasphemy demonstrations in Pakistan.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Dubai Cares

• Fourteen UAE-based volunteers participate in Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative

• The new primary school is set to accommodate 150 children

12 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Subsidised credit for quake victims

-SANJEEV GIRI, Kathmandu

The Nepal Rastra Bank has issued a fresh directive, informing banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to provide loans to earthquake survivors in line with the Integrated Working Procedure for Subsidised Credit 2018. The central bank’s move has come following complaints from quake survivors that the financial institutions have not been providing loans as announced by the government.

09 Nov 2018 description

Contents

605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018

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605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018

07 Nov 2018 description

Foreword

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), which was established in Kobe in July 1998, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Since its founding, ADRC has been focused on promoting multilateral disaster risk reduction cooperation at the community, national, and regional levels all across Asia and the Pacific.

07 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Pokhara

Nov 7, 2018- With the rise in the number of dengue patients, Pokhara Metropolitan City has started a drive to destroy mosquito larvae in dengue affected areas.

According to Yam Baral, Vector Control Inspector of the District Public Health Office (DPHO) in Kaski, 20 more patients were diagnosed with dengue—a mosquito-borne disease more prevalent in Tarai districts—on Tuesday. With this, the number of dengue patients in the district has reached 185 within the past one and a half months.

06 Nov 2018 description

In South and Southeast Asia, last week was marked by attacks against American soldiers in Afghanistan, a wave of blasphemy protests in Pakistan, an ongoing government crisis in Sri Lanka, and continued conflict in Myanmar’s Shan state. Overall, levels of organized violence remained static across the region while overall demonstration levels continued to rise, with last week reaching the third highest levels of demonstrations this year.

06 Nov 2018 description

Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break down resulting in damage to critical ecosystems.

For over six decades, armed conflicts have occurred in more than two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity hotspots thus posing critical threats to conservation efforts.

04 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

ARPAN SHRESTHA, NAYAK PAUDEL, Kathmandu

Three months after two massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan alerted the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division about six children with unusual fever and severe respiratory features.

Four children died during treatment as serum samples were collected for subsequent tests in Kathmandu and Bangkok that confirmed a scrub typhus outbreak. By the end of the year, 101 cases were confirmed in 16 districts and four more people succumbed to the disease.

03 Nov 2018 description

THEMATIC PAPER

Executive summary Background and purpose

02 Nov 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Anna Kucirkova

TEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS) - Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.

It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.

02 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Nov 2, 2018-

At least 47 people have been taken ill after an outbreak of diarrhoea at Kailash Rural Municipality-7 in Makwanpur district.

According to health workers, most of the people affected are Chepangs. The disease, which was reported on Wednesday, has mostly affected people living in remote villages of Dokatar, Tamlang and Ratuwa. On Thursday, health workers from Bharta and Kalikatar health posts reached Tamlang village with medicines. Chief of Bharta Health Post Bishnu Rijal said the sick people are getting treatment in a health post building in Tamlang.

01 Nov 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

In the spotlight: Integrating Psychosocial Support into Education in Emergencies

Although enrollment in education in developing countries has increased, millions of children remain out of school. The situation is especially dire at times of a conflict; globally, half of all out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas.

Humanitarian crises tend to be long and extremely complex, and therefore affect well-being and education over a long period. Most refugee adolescents and youth are out of school.

31 Oct 2018 description

Executive summary

Background

The United Nations (UN) has long highlighted the importance of addressing women’s rights concerns in relation to armed conflict and state-building and peace-building (SBPB) efforts.
However, the gendered nature of SBPB processes are often overlooked, despite the ways in which gender power relations are present in and can affect the success or failure of SBPB (Strickland and Duvvury, 2003).

31 Oct 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

by SANJEEV GIRI, KATHMANDU

Once the busiest trade gateway between Nepal and China, the border town of Tatopani in Sindhupalchok district has fallen into a torpor after the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Much of the town’s infrastructure took a heavy hit from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake and the waves of aftershocks that followed the main tremor.

31 Oct 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

by LAL PRASAD SHARMA, POKHARA

Twenty-two new cases of dengue were reported in Pokhara on Tuesday, taking the number of patients infected with the mosquito-borne disease to 69 in the past one and a half months.

Vector Control Inspector of the District Public Health Office (DPHO) Yam Baral said that out of the 22 new patients, 12 are undergoing treatment in Fewa City Hospital, six in Gandaki Medical College and four others in Charak Memorial.