- WWF launches Coastal Project on Water and Sanitation at Kakapir and Soomer villages
- Water for future: Rainwater harvesting drive
- Campaign to preserve groundwater
- URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesment
- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
- Traditional Water management and Machhendranath Festival
- UN HABITAT & UNICEF support promotion of arsenic mitigation options in terai districts of Nepal
- UN Habitat supporting EcoSan Toilet Promotional Campaign in Nagarkot
- Call to preserve traditional water management system
- Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day
- Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition
- M-WASH-CC Formation in Sandhikharka Municipality
- Voice from slum
- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
- World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos
- ‘Give Slum Dwellers a Voice’, Secretary-General says in Message for World Habitat Day
- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
- Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.
- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
- Nepal: Another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaks further havoc
- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
- UN-Habitat Regional Director visit Gamcha
- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
- Youth Volunteers Revive Over 100 toilets in four days
- Bardiya declared Terai first ODF District
- UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutions
- Relief materials to vulnerable women
- UN-Habitat and IUTC trained urban practitioners in Land Readjustment
- Rebuilding what is holy
- Post-quake urban challenges complex: Padma Sunder Joshi
- Community Information Center formally opened
- Training People on Sustainable and Safer Building Construction
- National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati
- “Happily shifted in my own Temporary Shelter”
- Illegal settlement sprawl risks up
- Safer Homes
- Rebuilding Nepal
- Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away
- GSF programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation
Flash appeal: $415 million needed to help earthquake victims in NepalPosted 29 April, 11:02 am
Today, the UN and its humanitarian partners appealed to international donors to provide US$415 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the earthquake over the next three months. Growing humanitarian needs include food, drinking water, shelter and medication.
“The timing of the interventions remains of the essence,” said the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal Jamie McGoldrick. “Although I am heartened and encouraged by the progress of the response to date, efforts need to be maintained and stepped up to ensure vital assistance reaches all the affected, especially those in the remote areas,” he said.
Strong aftershocks continue to threaten the lives of thousands of people, many of whom are sleeping outdoors – for fear of falling debris from aftershocks – in damp and cold conditions, making them vulnerable to respiratory infections. Rapidly deteriorating weather, as the monsoon season approaches, is likely to become an added logistical challenge to the provision of humanitarian assistance.
In response to the devastation, United Nations Emergency Coordinator Valerie Amos released US$15 million on Monday through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in need. Yet additional funding is needed to continue relief operations, especially as food insecurity is on the rise.
More than 8 million people – over a quarter of the Nepal’s population – have been affected by Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the largest to hit the country in more than 80 years, causing large-scale damage across Nepal including the densely-populated Kathmandu Valley. Some 70,000 houses were destroyed and another 530,000 homes damaged across the 39 of the Nepal’s 75 districts.