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18 May 2018 description

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.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 May 2018 description

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.

17 May 2018 description

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.

17 May 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

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.

16 May 2018 description

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.

16 May 2018 description

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.

15 May 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

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.

14 May 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

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.

11 May 2018 description


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.

11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

09 May 2018 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):


The impact of engaging fathers on Intimate Partner Violence:

09 May 2018 description

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will shift its support from in-kind food assistance to distributions of cash to refugees from Bhutan located in Nepal starting mid-2018; this is in line with refugees’ preference and will ensure the dignity of choice for assisted people, who will be able to purchase the food they like.

09 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Combining clean water, decent toilets and child health measures could save 700,000 children a year, research finds

09 May 2018 description

This map highlights the number of households complaint at 3rd tranche as a percentage of households who have started and completed construction. Number represented socio-technical assistance being implemented by Partners Organization.

09 May 2018 description

This map highlights the number of households compliant at 2nd tranche as a percentage of household who have started and completed construction. Number represent socio-technical assistance being implemented by partner organization