by Arun Karki | Thomson Reuters Foundation
With men abroad for jobs, women are learning building skills - giving them an income and the country a faster recovery
RAIGAUN, Nepal, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a recent summer morning, Suntali Rai was busy counting and stacking zinc sheets as she prepared to lay them on the roof of the house she had started building a month earlier.
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Worsening ambient air quality due rising air pollution levels is fast emerging as one the greatest health risks faced by Indian citizens.
Settlements near Jogbudha River in Mahakali Municipality, Kanchanpur, have been inundated due to the incessant rains of the last three days.
Flooding has mostly affected the wards 8 and 10 of the municipality.
Police Inspector Narendra Bahadur Chand of the Area Police Office in Dodhara said floodwaters from Jogbudha River have waterlogged several homes and shops.
The water level began receding from Tuesday, he added.
Om Prakash Ojha, the ward chairman of Mahakali-8, said rice planted over nearly 100 bighas of land was destroyed in Sundarnagar area.
Health workers are struggling to contain the diarrhoea outbreak at Nainahi settlement in Jaleshwor Municipality12 of Mahottari district.
The disease has already claimed the life of a four-year-old girl and affected more than 200 people in the past two weeks.
The District Public Health Office (DPHO) is running a health camp in the settlement to treat the sick people.
A DPHO officer said more than 30 people were undergoing treatment at the health camp.
NAGENDRA ADHIKARI, KAVRE
Sep 25, 2018- Earthquake victims who have applied for second and third instalments of housing reconstruction aid will have to wait at least for two months to receive the amount.
Kathmandu, September 21:
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Sushil Gyewali, said today that the NRA would take initiatives at the national and international level to manage resources to meet the financial requirement to complete the post-earthquake reconstruction.
The agreement marks the launch of survey assessing well-being of children and women in Nepal
KATHMANDU, 20 September 2018 - The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and UNICEF have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) – Round 6, which is to be conducted at the beginning of 2019.
This Newsletter highlights on various events from July to August 2018
Message from Resident Coordinator
UN Flag at Half-Mast in the UN House Compound to pay tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Hard-fought Victory Against Rubella
Rehabilitation of the Mangal Bahudwar Chaitya at Swayambhu World Heritage Site Completed
Migration Governance Assessment Calls for Better Coordination to Protect Nepali Migrants’ Rights
This study, conducted as part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises programme funded by the UK government, explores how programmes and policies to prevent and respond to VAWG have been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming; and how, in conflict-affected countries, VAWG is related to efforts to achieve peace and stability.
Sep 21, 2018-
Diarrhoea outbreak at Jaleshwor Municipality 12 in Mahottari district has killed a child and left scores of others ill over the past week.
Four-year-old Khusbu Khatun died of the water-borne disease on September 15. Three children and a pregnant woman are in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the district hospital. According to locals, more than 160 people fell ill as the disease spread in the clustered Muslim settlement. Children below five and elderly people are more prone to get infected by the disease.
4.6 m food insecure people
1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished
US$ 0 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements
10,483 pregnant and lactating women and children reached in August 2018
The trend of decreasing political violence in South and Southeast Asia continued, while at the same time the number of reported fatalities slightly increased. The overall number of riots and protest events in South and Southeast Asia also increased last week compared to the previous week.
10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info
UNHCR’S SELF–RELIANCE AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME
In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.
Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.
Two persons died and nine others were injured in a landslide that hit a workers’ quarters at Gosaikunda Rural Municipality 1, Rasuwa on Saturday night. The victims were the labourers working for the construction of Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project.
The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Kaprola, 22, of Hetauda Sub-Metropolis-11 in Makwanpur district and Bhim Roka, 50, of Bhume Rural Municipality-9 in Rukum district. Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel said Kaprola died on the spot while Roka succumbed to injuries during treatment.