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22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
21 Aug 2017 description
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.
15 Aug 2017 description
Heavy rainfall in Nepal has caused severe flooding and landslides. As of 14 August, 66 people have died and 35 are missing. In Bangladesh, floods have affected an estimated 586,000 people.
29 Jul 2016 description
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is set to launch an emergency operation to support the Indian Red Cross in helping 25,000 people in Assam.
07 Oct 2015 description
OCHA report states that 58,689 people remain in 120 displacement sites and furthermore, that 85 per cent of shelter in these sites is not suitable for the coming winter.
25 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 10,000 children have been identified as acutely malnourished since the first earthquake. These include more than 1,000 children with severely acute malnutrition.
07 Jul 2015 description
Plan includes prepositioning of stocks, building response capacities and ensuring coordination. The funding gaps (CHF 38 million) are mainly related to recovery interventions in shelter, health and WASH.
27 May 2015 description
The 2015 monsoon is forecast to arrive in the southeastern part of Nepal around 5 June, and to spread westward across the country by 20 June.
25 May 2015 description
As of 23 May, more than 350 people are reported to have died in a heat wave in India. The heat wave, which began in mid-April, had its peak casualty rate from around 17 May.
22 Oct 2014 description
An additional €500,000 will cover winter needs, the rehabilitation of shelters and schools, and supporting livelihood recovery activities for the most vulnerable.
17 Oct 2014 description
report IRIN
A combination of reactive instincts, weak local governance, and geographic diversity means the country continues to grapple with the fall-out from small-scale disasters, experts say.
18 Aug 2014 description
The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.
11 Aug 2014 description
report Inter Press Service
Experts are urging the government to seriously consider mapping out hazard areas across the country and integrate the management of natural disasters into its national economic and development plans.
06 Aug 2014 description
report IRIN
Experts say the landslide on August 2, one of the deadliest in the country’s recent history, is a wake-up call for hazard mapping, early warning, and disaster management.
19 Jul 2013 description
Since May, 29 out of Nepal's 75 districts have been affected. So far, 59 people have been killed and over 12,000 people have been displaced.
09 Jul 2013 description
report IRIN
Landslides in Nepal are the country’s costliest and most deadly type of natural disaster, but their management is still considered to be a low priority, experts say.
25 Jun 2013 description
The severity of the disaster could have been mitigated with a better end-to-end information system and proper infrastructure planning would have reduced the damage, says ICIMOD.
08 Aug 2012 description
This report is issued by the UN RCHCO with inputs from its UN Field Coordination Offices and other partners and sources. The report covers July 2012. The next report will be issued the first week of September 2012. Political update More than two months after Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) was...