Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2009
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- Govt. Nepal: Disaster Review 2013. 22 Sep 2014
- DFO: World: Current Flooding (as of 11 Sep 2009). 11 Sep 2009
- ADB: ADB: Climate change threatens water, food security of 1.6 billion South Asians. 2 Sep 2009
- World Bank: Kathmandu to Copenhagen: A Regional Climate Change Conference. 31 Aug 2009
- IFRC: Nepal: Plan 2010-2011 (MAANP001). 20 Oct 2009
DWIDP Concerns: Water Induced Disaster Prevention'
Almost all districts across the Far West face losses of lives and property every year due to natural disasters. However, the impact can last well beyond the immediate event. Humanitarian actors have observed that the duration of displacement varies depending on the intensity and type of disaster: displacement following inundation of rivers is generally short term, while displacement resulting from floods and erosion is generally longer term.
1.DG ECHO presence in Nepal in recent years has been principally focused on assisting populations affected by two forgotten emergencies: the ten year civil war and assistance to the Bhutanese refugees living in camps in the east of Nepal. In addition, DG ECHO has supported disaster preparedness and risk reduction through five consecutive DIPECHO Action Plans in order to reduce the impact of those living under the threat of constant and significant natural disasters in Nepal, including floods and landslides.
This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2009 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2009.
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The International Federation's role in Nepal is to provide support to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in the form of funds and technical input to build the national society's capacity to achieve the goals defined under the Fifth NRCS Development Plan (2008-2010). These goals are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda goals and areas follows:
This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …
Section 1: Emergency Response and disaster risk management
LWF Nepal has been on the forefront of carrying out emergency response and disaster risk management in Nepal. We respond and support emergency situations arising from both natural and human made disasters. Our emergency operations include life-preserving and life-sustaining interventions related to food, shelter, water and sanitation, especially in acute phases. We were also one of the first organizations engaged in disaster preparedness.
- UN Central Emergency Response Fund gives US$ 6 million to address hunger in Nepal following winter drought
- Nepal ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.
- The Ministry of Health and Population confirms two deaths due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal
- The Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist lifts blockade of the Legislative Parliament after four months
A Task Force of the three major political parties, established in early December to resolve the ongoing …
This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009
The International Federation's role in Nepal is to provide support to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in the form of funds and technical input to build the national society's capacity to achieve the goals defined under the fifth NRCS development plan (2008-2010). These goals are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda goals and areas follows:
This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2009-10 plan, the aim of the International Federation is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian national societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Programme summary: The disaster season throughout the region was relatively calm in its first half though Sri Lanka witnessed one of its worst dengue outbreaks in years as health authorities scrambled to contain the disease.
Late floods in India during October …
- Legislative-Parliament resumed after five months of continuous obstruction by the opposition
- Parliament passed the budget for fiscal year 2009/2010
- 2010 Disaster Preparedness Plan rolled out nationwide
- National Action Plan to combat Gender-Based Violence announced
Senior political party leaders continued to meet to try to resolve the political deadlock.
The historic cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar plateau near Everest Base Camp (5,242 meters) in the foothills of Mt Everest has concluded by issuing a 10-point "Everest declaration" which calls for concerted actions to minimize adverse effects of climate change in the Himalayan region.
ld's fragile bio-diversity, heritages and for sustainable socio-economic and cultural development of mankind.
He said the Himalayan region which boasts of Mt Everest, the world's tallest peak, including the majestic 2,700 kilometer-long mountain range, has a special significance for the …
Nepal Red Cross has witnessed series of global and local challenges regarding increased humanitarian crisis through natural disaster, health in emergency as well as socio-political changes along with the peace process in Nepal.
Severe floods and landslides in Koshi Zone of Eastern Nepal and the unexpected heavy rainfall beyond normal rainy season in the western Nepal brought about different sorts of human sufferings resulting into displacement of thousands of families and households.
Hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest are to be handed over to Nepal's rural poor, with help from a =A340 million programme from the Department for International Development (DFID).
The ten-year National Forestry Programme will give Nepalese communities ownership of the thousands of hectares of forest currently under government control, helping some of the world's poorest people to earn an income from their natural resources and put a stop to the rampant deforestation currently blighting the country.
Gordon Brown offered his support to the programme, launched less than …
- The total number of food insecure people across Nepal is estimated to be 3.7 million, this represents approximately 16.4% of the rural population. WFP Nepal is feeding 1.6 million people which has had a significant impact on reducing this figure.
- July-August is typically a period of heightened food insecurity across Nepal.
Nepal is a mountainous country with high peaks, steep slopes and rugged terrain. It also has a fragile geomorphic condition and volatile tectonic processes which leads to variable climatic conditions which expose it to multiple hazards, most prominently earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires, avalanches, storms and cold waves.
In the context of Asia Pacific Zone, its demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, and the International Federation's strategic priorities, South Asia remains one of the most disadvantaged regions in the world and is vulnerable to health and disaster-related risks due to poor socio-economic conditions. The region has some of the highest levels of poverty, being home to about half of the world's poor (1).
The Asia Pacific region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters across the region are daunting.
Katmandu - A new Disaster Risk Reduction initiative for Nepal was launched today by a consortium of partners that comprises the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, other United Nations organizations, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank to mark the 2009 International Day for Disaster Reduction.
"For the first time, this unique initiative brings together key partners and stakeholders in support of the Government of Nepal and engages them in a number of concrete …