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Tree-mendous. Demographic changes have also been important to forest recovery.


Although Nepali villagers have migrated to India for seasonal and military work for centuries, migration to Gulf countries, Southeast Asia and beyond has exploded since the 1990s. Nepal tests and treats TB with a flying pharmacy. There are 10 million new cases of tuberculosis every year, and the medieval disease still takes the lives of 1.5 million people annually worldwide.

Nepal tests and treats TB with a flying pharmacy

South Asia accounts for 40% of the global TB burden, with over 4 million cases as well as 40% of total fatalities, a third of them patients who succumbed after they failed to respond to treatment. But worsening air pollution, smoking and alcoholism are big risk factors for TB infection in the region. Some 11 Nepalis die every day from the highly contagious infection. Four years later, Nepal farmers rise from the rubble. Swathed in thick jackets, sensible shoes,and welcome garlands our small delegation trudge through the enthusiastic coffee villages, observe the ‘cherry’ sorting, pulping and composting, inspect parchment drying on rooftops, and admire nurseries of thriving saplings in homemade greenhouses.

Four years later, Nepal farmers rise from the rubble

Life and livelihood in remote Nepal. Kathmandu has neglected this part of Nepal, abandoning its people.

Life and livelihood in remote Nepal

The elected village council chairman Bagdal Malla said, “We have little budget, but a lot of work to be done. We do not have roads, and transport makes things expensive.” Everyone’s priority here is more roads so farmers have access to services and markets. Roads will also make it easier for government and NGO staff to be more effective. Said local Rajbahadur Budha, “We have a lot of resources, from our fields and natural resources. Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal. With men abroad for jobs, women are learning building skills - giving them an income and the country a faster recovery By Arun Karki 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.

Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

If it didn't rain, she planned to finish the roofing in a couple of days. Within a week, she said, she should be done with the two-room concrete house. Then her family would finally be able to move out of their wrecked wooden home, which has been almost uninhabitable since an earthquake shook the country three years ago. Digging for Dalit: Social Justice and an Inclusive Anthropology of Nepal. Where can we find Dalits in discussions of the earthquakes?

Digging for Dalit: Social Justice and an Inclusive Anthropology of Nepal

An apt metaphor would be “under the rubble,” with the muffled cries of hard-hit Nepali communities calling our attention to their social marginalization. Mothers and babies. Bimala Majhi, 21, with her baby born just five days after the earthquake is now living in a shelter next to the ruins of what was once her house.

Mothers and babies

Photo: Om Astha Rai Om Astha Rai in Sindhupalchok The April earthquake not only flattened Januka Chhetri’s house but also damaged a health post she used to visit before having her baby. She was eight-month pregnant when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal, destroying over 600,000 houses and 619 health facilities. Remote Access Operations: Larke Pass, Nepal on Vimeo. The country is yours. Porters transporting a car across a stream in Nepal (January, 1950).

The country is yours

PHOTO: Volkmar K. Who will guard the guards themselves? Karl Marx’s book, The Eastern Question, was first published in 1897.

Who will guard the guards themselves?

It is, to quote from the sub-title, “A Reprint of Letters Written 1853–1856 Dealing with the Events of the Crimean War.” Marx could be a dull, even tedious writer, and we know that a lot of his more memorable lines were written for him by his long-time friend, partner, and financial supporter, Friedrich Engels, starting with the famous opening words of the 1848 Communist Manifesto, which they co-authored, “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.

All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.” Engels also had a formidable intellect to go with a gift for dramatic expression, which he put at Marx’s disposal. They made a formidable duo. Syafru-Goljung route reopens after 40 days of closure. Rebuilding communities with communication. Radio helps make relief distribution and post-earthquake recovery more transparent, accountable and responsive Reporter Deepak Khatri (below) interviews earthquake survivors in Chautara last week for his program.

Rebuilding communities with communication

Photo: Madhu Acharya Sitting on mismatched mattresses inside the tent that houses Radio Sindhu’s transmitter, desktop, mixer, microphone, and telephone hybrid, Station Manager Ratna Prasad Shrestha points down to the three-storey building that was once a vibrant radio station. Contact Us - General Enquiries - Plan UK. No longer at ease. Dhan Bahadur Sunar was outside his house making iron window frames in the workshop he’d set up recently when he heard his 10-month-old daughter wailing in her cot. He went inside and tried to calm her, but she wouldn’t stop.

He was alone; his wife and son had gone off into the hills to collect the creamy white mud with which they would repaint their house. He carried the baby in his arms and stepped outside. Bamboo House Design for temporary shelter. After the earthquake in Nepal, a simple, almost traditional design for a transitional house. The Ghosts Of Laprak - BuzzFeed News. A concrete future.

Nepalis may have been lulled into a false sense of security about the strength of reinforced concrete structures. Aftershocks in a migrant economy. PICKING UP THE PIECES: Benju Rai’s husband works in Malaysia. She says: “Coming back means he will lose his daily wage, which is more important to us now than ever.” Sabita Danwar was washing dishes at the hotel where she works when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April. Her first thought was for the safety of her two sons on the other side of Kathmandu. Her second was to try to call her husband, much further away in Dubai. After several hours battling through streets full of panic-stricken survivors, she finally reached her boys. Danwar’s husband left Nepal two years ago in search of work. After the Earth’s Violent Sway, What Remains is Dejection. UNICEF – 7 May 2015 – Nepal Earthquake: Education for nearly 1 million children in jeopardy - UNICEF. KATHMANDU, 7 May 2015 – 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 – according to UNICEF.

Almost 24,000 classrooms were damaged or destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake that hit the country 12 days ago, with many suffering further damage in subsequent aftershocks. The scale of the education crisis is expected to grow over the coming days and weeks as additional information flows in from remote areas. Schools are due to reopen on 15 May. Codefornepal.cartodb. How Helicopters Are Helping – And Hampering – Aid Relief In Nepal - BuzzFeed News. Nepal Desperate for Helicopters to Reach Shattered Villages. Helicopters have become the single most important mode of transport in Nepal since a massive quake wreaked havoc in the mountainous country two weeks ago. Rising from the rubble. SOLUKHUMBU - Rapid Needs Assessment Data - Google Sheets. Nepal quake: Meet the amazing women rebuilding communities. 'People don't steal supplies from women' Earthquakes destroy indiscriminately - they take no account of gender.

Treacherous journey to epicenter of Nepal earthquake. Nepal earthquake: The remote communities still waiting for help - BBC News. Nepali Mountain Villages 'Completely Washed Away' By Quake. Nepal's dilemma: Rescue quake-hit communities or mountaineers? - BBC News. Nepal earthquake: Sherpas mourning Nepal's avalanche dead - BBC News. Nepal earthquake: Many survivors receiving no help despite relief effort - Asia - World - The Independent. In many badly affected areas – some just a few hours’ drive from the capital – survivors say they have received no help.

Villagers have been reported besieging the few vehicles trying to deliver supplies. Documents seen by The Independent on Sunday, describing meetings between international aid charities and senior government officials, reveal severe tensions, especially over demands that the Prime Minister’s office should control the operation and its funding. The agencies appear not to trust the PM’s office to spend the money wisely or to run things smoothly.

According to one NGO worker, the government appears to care only about “harvesting the golden wave” of relief aid. Remote Nepal village still awaits aid week after quake. Mikeldunham: 7500 now confirmed dead in Nepal. Sindhupalchowk hardest hit with 3,656: See photos. Nepal earthquake: 'Worst-affected' village of Langtang - BBC News. The hills of Nepal are crying, but why aren’t we listening? Nepal: "Our Priority is to Reach People in Places Where No One Else is Going" Events - Devastating Earthquake in Rasuwa. 'People have nothing left': scale of Nepal quake devastation emerges. Nepal earthquake: Rural regions prepare for the worst - BBC News. Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade. Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake. Their eyes are watching the road.