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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

22 Feb 2018 description


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organi-zation in the field of migration and works closely with governmen-tal, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and 393 offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

21 Feb 2018 description

"**Before (the pump) we used to walk two or three hours a day to collect water"**

By Adela Suliman

SHIKHARPUR, Nepal, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal's remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump.

Standing in golden mustard fields, a huge solar panel powers the pump that provides some 40,000 litres of water daily to families still recovering from Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Nepal on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

19 Feb 2018 description

Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability of climate change spending

New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency

16 Feb 2018 description


Nepal is undergoing a period of transition and while it has faced myriad obstacles over the last 20 years, it has made significant development progress. Emerging after a decade-long conflict and two devastating earthquakes, Nepal now looks forward to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, implementing its newly promulgated Constitution and ensuring no one is left behind.

14 Feb 2018 description

FAO launches global platform to spread the qualities of successful Farmer Field Schools

14 February 2018, Rome - Farmer Field Schools, a community-driven approach to agricultural training and education, are increasingly in demand around the world for their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges.

12 Feb 2018 description

The 2015 earthquakes in Nepal left widespread physical devastation in communities across the center north of the country: over 8,900 deaths, collapsed buildings, damaged infrastructure, and countless injuries. The less visible mental and emotional effects of the earthquakes, however, are not well understood and have been largely neglected in recovery efforts. A better comprehension of post-earthquake mental health and psychosocial problems and needs is essential for planning and implementing effective and holistic recovery programs and activities.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.