A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall between 11 to 14 August 2017 caused widespread floods across 31 of the country’s 75 districts that has affected more than 1.7 million people. Immediate humanitarian needs in the form of supporting shelter items, food, safe water and health service were clearly seen as gaps in the affected areas.
4.6 m food insecure people
1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished
US$ 0 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements
191,256 children received WFP school meals in September 2018
Feedback from WFP’s Executive Board on the Nepal Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 has been received. The next step is to finalising the CSP for approval by the Board in November.
Giranchaur, Sindhupalchowk (September 23, 2018) — Brick production training began on Sept. 17 for the homes of the Giranchaur Earthquake Model Village Project. The closing ceremony for the training is on Sept. 23 and then production will officially begin with over twenty trained villagers, including women.
On April 25, 2015, the Gorkha earthquake destroyed Nepal — killing over 9,000 people and injuring another 22,000. The homes of the more than 350 villagers in Giranchaur, which was at the epicenter of the earthquake, were completely destroyed.
Index: ASA 31/9243/2018
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RABINDRA UPRETY, MAHOTTARI
Oct 12, 2018- Health authority in Mahottari has issued dengue alert in and around Bardibas Municipality.
Dr Rajiv Jha, chief of District Health Office, said the advisory was announced after two persons from the town were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease recently.
Fearing that dengue cases could increase in the coming days, the DHO has urged people to take necessary precaution and visit their nearest health facilities if they feel unwell.
"Water scarcity and drought were something alien to us a few years ago but they have become a new normal now"
By Aadesh Subedi
AANGNA, Nepal, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ravi Ale has worked the family's two hectares of land in eastern Nepal since he was old enough to help his father. But after a lean harvest this year, and with his cash running out, he will leave next month to look for work in India, along with five of his friends in the village.
The government has adopted a pragmatic approach by altering the modality of providing concessional loans to survivors of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.
As per the recently introduced Integrated Working Procedure for Subsidised Credit 2018, earthquake victims were unable to start reconstruction of their houses due to unavailability of adequate funds can seek for concessional loans up to Rs300,000. The Cabinet has ratified the decision that grants a payback term of five years.
Kathmandu – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) this week (3-5/10) organized a three-day simulation exercise with Nepal’s Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, and Nepal Army to provide the country’s National Security Forces with hands-on experience in emergency response and management of camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Kathmandu -A 3-day simulation exercise, being organized by the UN Migration Agency with Dept. of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, and Nepal Army to provide the National Security Forces with hands-on experience in emergency response and management of camps for internally displaced people (IDPs), has kicked off today in Kathmandu.
Every year, during the monsoon period of June to September, communities in the Terai face heightened risk of flooding. Such risks can lead to immediate humanitarian suffering, they can exacerbate pre-crisis vulnerabilities and erode development gains.
The recurrent nature of monsoon related flooding and the potential humanitarian needs they can bring about requires the HCT to undertake focused preparedness planning.
Susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to price fluctuations in agriculture-dependent regions, civil unrest, challenging geographic landscape and poor infrastructure have contributed to food insecurity in Nepal.
At least 296,514 houses, out of 555,612 that were damaged by the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015, have completed reconstruction.
According to the latest statistics of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the the remaining 205,998 houses are in the process of rebuilding.
As the statistics of less affected 18 districts is yet to be compiled, the NRA expected that the number of houses which have already completed reconstruction has reached 350,000.
In August 2018, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal were relatively stable (or had only marginally decreased) due to sufficient availability from domestic production and imports.
The overall inflation rate in July 2018 was 4.6 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 3.9 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (18.0 percent), milk and milk products (7.2 percent) and cereal grains (5.1 percent).
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.