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17 Apr 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Major highlight of the operation update:

• The number of families to be supported with shelter cash grants has been increased to 2,501 upon request from the government to support additional families from its grievance list.

Description of the disaster

02 Apr 2018 description

Quarterly updates supporting growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Asia and the Pacific. Readers are encouraged to share this update through their own networks.

26 Mar 2018 description

UNDP, with funding support from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, has provided recovery support to over 31,800 families affected by the 2017 floods over the last three months.

UNDP announced the final achievements of the recovery project at a closing ceremony organized in Kathmandu in the presence of representatives from the Government of Nepal, Chinese Embassy to Nepal, local governments of the project’s target districts and the media.

23 Mar 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,962,956 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,531,719 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 80,282 people for 16 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter, livelihoods, health, water sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), disaster risk reduction (DRR) as well as strategies for implementation (SFI) 1, 2 and …

23 Mar 2018 description

Summary of major changes (from initial Emergency Plan of Action):

  • Appeal timeframe has been extended for four months until 31 December 2018

  • Number of targeted families for the relief phase has been reduced from 16,200 families (81,000 people) to 15,000 families (75,000 people) in 31 districts.

  • Number of targeted families for the recovery phase is 7,000 families (35,000 people)1 from 7 districts.

18 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Current prospects for 2018 wheat output positive

  • Above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017/18 similar to previous year

  • Pockets of severe food insecurity persist

Current prospects for 2018 wheat output generally positive

16 Mar 2018 description

1. Situation during the reporting period: mid-July to mid-November 2017

Overview

13 Mar 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.

10 Mar 2018 description

This Newsletter highlights on various events from January to February 2018:

  • This Newsletter highlights on various events from September to October 2017:

  • Message from Resident Coordinator

  • High waters: Chinese assistance aiding post-flood recovery in Nepal

  • Chinese ambassador visits flood-affected areas to observe recovery works

  • Poor people are more exposed to floods

  • Unaffordable and inaccessible health services create barriers for Nepali returnee migrants from going for medical examination

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, millions of people across Asia were once again affected by devastating natural disasters including floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Over the course of the last year, 54 million people were affected by flooding alone, leaving many without homes, possessions and livelihoods. In addition, many parts of the region suffered from drought, resulting in severe food and water shortages.

2017 Year in Review

06 Feb 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Feb 6, 2018-An Integrated settlement built by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has been handed over to the flood survivors in Chandpurpur-8 on Tuesday. The victims had been living in the makeshift houses on the bank of Santapur-based Bagmati River.

The houses were constructed by the Foundation with a cost of Rs 59.48 million.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari handed over the key of the integrated settlement to Settlement Management Committee Chairman Jaya Narayan Yadav amid a function in Rautahat today.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP's mandate is one that reflects a world with zero hunger with the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment being prerequisites to fulfilling this. WFP strongly believes that a world with zero hunger can be achieved only when everyone has equal opportunities, equal access to resources, and equal voice in the decisions that shape their households, communities and societies.

Operational Updates

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

22 Jan 2018 description

Overview:

Nepal is at high risk from several natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, fires, thunder/hailstorms, and drought. An inventory of past disasters (from 1971-2008) highlights landslides, floods, flash floods and urban and rural fires as the principle hazards in terms of extent and frequency. The 25 April and 12 May 2015 events have proven that earthquakes remain a large-scale hazard with the country located on an active seismic belt combined with haphazard urbanization creating new risks each day.

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.

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.

10 Jan 2018 description

by Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | @saleemzeal | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asia's mountain nations face similar climate risks but political and logistical problems stop information sharing, officials say

KATHMANDU, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When heavy monsoon rains triggered unprecedented flooding last August in the area around western Nepal's Babai and West Rapti rivers, the swollen waters crossed the border into India within a few hours.

08 Jan 2018 description

Nepal is experiencing its coldest weather in many years. Households are still affected by the August 2017 floods. Children and the elderly are suffering the most from the cold wave that has claimed at least 24 lives. Cold and respiratory related diseases have increased throughout the country. The most affected districts are Saptari, Rautahat and Siraha.