Nepal bans big public gatherings, closes schools as COVID cases spike
Nepal banned large public gatherings and closed schools across the Himalayan nation for nearly three weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases, officials said on Monday.
Death toll rises to 88 from floods, landslides in Nepal
The death toll after three days of heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides and flash floods rose to 88 on Wednesday after rescuers recovered 34 more bodies, authorities said.
Voluntourism: new book explores how volunteer trips harm rather than help
‘Don’t do as we did,’ says Pippa Biddle, who highlights the colonial structure of industry where unqualified western tourists pay to volunteer abroad.
Study explores link between earthquakes, rainfall and food insecurity in Nepal
Compound environmental shocks and their impact on food insecurity in Nepal, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, was the focus of research conducted by faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Sindhupalchok flood victims migrate out of the district to seek livelihood
Around 700 flood-displaced families of Helambu and Melamchi have moved to other cities since the disaster.
Pandemic may leave Nepal’s poor more deprived, report says
According to the report people are facing deprivation particularly in the areas of nutrition, water, and cooking fuel due to the pandemic.
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Nepal’s Covid-19 toll crosses 10,000 mark
Twenty-five new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 34,942.
Covid-19 cases are on rise. Is the third wave already here?
Number of daily cases neared 4,000 on Tuesday just as life has returned to a new normal. Health Ministry wants strict restrictions in districts with more than 500 active cases.
Nepal sees huge rise in maternal deaths as Covid keeps women at home
Health workers fear deaths could reach levels not seen this century as up to 90% miss check-ups and many opt for home births
How to reduce disaster risks
Nepal’s disaster management models should be proactive, but it is still reactive.
With 2,077 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 650,162
The Health Ministry reports 28 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.