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17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

17 Oct 2017 description

This map shows the percentage of female headed households by VDC for houses damaged by the 2015 earthquakes. Data was sourced from the 2016 household level CBS survey of earthquake-affected households in the 31 priority districts.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $3.599 million to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Nepal.

Announcing the grant today (October 13), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide temporary shelter materials and tools. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

16 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

PRATAP BISTA, Hetauda

Oct 16, 2017-Reconstruction of earthquake-ravaged schools is finally gathering momentum in Makwanpur district.

More than two years after the destructive Gorkha Earthquake, authorities here have started the reconstruction of 75 community school buildings.

16 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Agricultural recovery plan

Oct 16, 2017-The government has assured that all every flood-affected farmer will be compensated for the damaged they suffered in the August floods.

The Minister of Agriculture Development Ramkrishna Yadav said the government’s agricultural package would reach all the affected farmers, including tenant farmers.

“All the farmers who lost their crops and properties in the monsoon flooding will be compensated,” said the minister.

14 Oct 2017 description
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October 14th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) relief delegation to the Republic of Nepal has completed the first phase of quick response to the recent floods and landslides in the country.

The intervention was funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and supervised by the Qatari embassy in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

At a press conference held by H.E. Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nepal, Yousef Ahmed Al-Hail, QRCS's team gave an overview of the organization's humanitarian achievements in Nepal since 2013.

13 Oct 2017 description

WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program.

13 Oct 2017 description

The flood-proofing drainage system in Nainhi in Mahottari built with support of UNDP, Government of Nepal and GEF has not only helped locals prepare better to withstand the rainy season, but also raised their productivity and mobility

13 Oct 2017 description

SUDDEN ONSET DISASTERS TO MAKE 14 MILLION PEOPLE HOMELESS EVERY YEAR

13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk.

13 Oct 2017 description

13 octobre 2017 – Les résultats d’une nouvelle étude publiés à l’occasion de La journée internationale pour la prévention des catastrophes prévoient une augmentation continue du nombre de déplacés parmi les populations des pays les plus vulnérables aux aléas naturels, à moins que des progrès importants ne soient réalisés en faveur d’une meilleure gestion des risques.

13 Oct 2017 description

13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk.

An unique modelling exercise based on the latest data covering 204 countries and territories calculates that sudden onset disasters such as floods and cyclones, are displacing on average 13.9 million people each year, excluding those involved in pre-emptive evacuations.

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives.

Despite being forced from their homes in the disaster, Ms. Singh and her friends decided to take action to help their fellow villagers.

12 Oct 2017 description

The new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has made prevention his top priority. Conflict prevention is now understood not only in terms of averting the outbreak, but also the continuation, escalation and recurrence, of conflict. The Secretary-General has recognised that in order for the UN to shift from its current, largely reactive, posture to a prevention-oriented approach, it will need to better integrate its peace and security, development and human rights pillars of work.

12 Oct 2017 description

People making $1,000 a year or less are most likely to die in disasters, research shows

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world's poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.

Over the last 35 years, 60 percent of weather-related deaths globally were among people who earn $1,000 a year or less, said Ernst Rauch, a strategy expert at German reinsurance firm Munich Re.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

In times of crisis – caused by disaster, conflict or the effects of climate change – girls face particular risks, violations and vulnerabilities just because they are girls. That is why today’s International Day of the Girl is drawing global attention to the challenges girls face before, during, and after emergencies through the theme ‘EmPOWER girls’.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Child Marriage, Limited Education Access Are Key Barriers

(New York) – Child marriage and a lack of access to quality education are major barriers to progress for girls across the globe, Human Rights Watch said today, on the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child.

11 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • ARJUN RAJBANSHI, DAMAK

Oct 11, 2017-Damak Municipality in Jhapa has started issuing birth certificates to children born to Bhutanese refugees while living inside refugee camps in eastern Nepal since 1990.

Though the government had announced to begin the birth registration process from March, it is only now that a considerable number of refugee parents are visiting the municipal office daily to record the details of their children.

The municipality has been issuing up to six birth registration certificates daily.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster

Introduction

This document provides an overview of responses to the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) online survey, conducted in preparation for the annual GSC Meeting. Findings are based on a total of 106 responses, as of 26 September 2017.

Participant profile

10 Oct 2017 description

By Lalita Gurung, IFRC

Whenever Deepak Giri remembers the tragic events in the early hours of August 14, 2017, he cannot help but relive a powerful mix of emotions. “I would feel exhausted. At times scared, but also happy to have played a role in my community,” the 29-year-old says.