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UNHCR / NEPAL VILLAGERS

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25th, 2015 left over 2.5 million Nepalis homeless. One month later, a race begins to build temporary shelters before the heavy monsoon rains arrive in June. UNHCR

28 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / DESTROYED SCHOOLS

At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning spaces and repair damaged school buildings following the 25 April earthquake. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE BABIES

UNICEF warns that  the lives of almost 18,000 babies and mothers in Nepal could be at risk  over the next month unless urgent action is taken to restore key healthcare systems across the country. UNICEF

15 May 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / NEPAL NEW EARTHQUAKE

A new 7.3 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre close to Mount Everest struck Nepal Tuesday (12 May). UNICEF

13 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / NEW EARTHQUAKE

Within hours of a new quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.WFP

12 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / WFP EARTHQUAKE AID

Two weeks into the earthquake relief operation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that food is an increasingly urgent need as it overcomes severe logistical challenges to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the hardest-hit and most remote areas of Nepal.  WFP

8 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / VANUATU APPEAL

The United Nations (UN) launched a near $30 million appeal to aid an estimated 166,000 people in need of help in Vanuatu 11 days after cyclone Pam struck the Pacific island nation. UNTV CH

24 Mar 2015 | Read More »

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / WAHLSTROM RISK REDUCTION

World leaders are gathering on Saturday for a United Nations (UN) conference in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses. Margareta Wahlström, a special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction said that the expected outcome of the conference is "the strong [...]

13 Mar 2015 | Read More »

MALAWI / FLOODS FAMILY KITS

Over the past fortnight, Malawi has experienced widespread flooding that has left 200 people dead or missing and 121,000 displaced. The floods turned daily hardship into misery, scarcity into suffering. UNICEF

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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