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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 46

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 21 August to 6 September 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy rainfall between 26-29 August affected thousands of people across the Tarai regions.
  • Major roadways have been frequently obstructed by landslides and flooding, impeding humanitarian access to hard-to-reach areas. Humanitarian partners are coordinating with security forces on road clearance and access issues.
  • Initial Rapid Assessments have been conducted in most affected areas, providing initial basic information on impacts. Several clusters are collecting more detailed sectoral information to plan interventions.
  • Basic WASH, shelter/NFI and health support provided to households in heavily affected districts.
  • All clusters monitoring situation closely and on standby to provided additional response if needed.

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Senior Citizens Act

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This Senior Citizens Act 2063 (2006) was enacted by Nepal's parliament to make provisions immediately on the protection and social security of senior citizens and enhancement of trust, respect and good faith towards them by utilizing knowledge, skills, capability and experiences inherent in them.

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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 45

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 17- 30 July 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With rising COVID-19 cases coupled with fewer partners engaged in the response, there is a potential for gap between needs and response to widen dramatically.
  • Need to prioritize PPE in non-COVID-19 service delivery points for continuity of essential services.
  • Over 45 water supply schemes are reportedly affected by floods and landslides countrywide, including Melamchi Water Supply Project, addressing water supply needs of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Lack of adherence to public health and social measures by leaders at provincial and local levels has constrained promotion of practices among the general public.
  • Road obstruction due to flooding and landslides has delayed COVID-19 and monsoon response in various parts of the country.
  • Clusters are responding to localized flooding in affected municipalities in provinces One and Two.

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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 44

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 17- 30 July 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relaxing of prohibitory orders and decreasing adherence to public health and social measures observed across the country, particularly outside Kathmandu Valley, in contributing to concerns of a new spike in infections.
  • Fear of disease transmission and movement restrictions remain major challenges for patients to access non-COVID-19 health services.
  • Daily food and other essential needs of vulnerable families affected by secondary impacts of COVID-19 are largely unmet.
  • Dry spell across western Nepal is compounding food hardships, with winter crop production expected to drop by 40-80%.
  • Construction of semi-permanent health desks is completed at two points of entry and ongoing at three additional points of entry (PoEs).
  • Eight young children have died in Sarlahi district due to lack of proper drainage systems after falling in road depressions and drainage holes.

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बालविवाह अन्त्यका लागि लुम्बिनी प्रदेशको रणनीति

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लुम्बिनी प्रदेश सरकारले आगामी १० वर्ष भित्र (सन् २०३० सम्म) प्रदेशका सबै नगरपालिका र गाउँपालिकाहरुमा बालविवाह अन्त्य गर्ने लक्ष्य छ । त्यसका लागि प्रदेशको शिक्षा तथा सामाजिक विकास मन्त्रालयले यूएनएफपिए लगायतल विभिन्न साझेदारहरुसँग मिलेर यस रणनीति बनाएको हो । 

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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 42

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 19- 25 June 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 21 June, the Government of Nepal decided to resume more flights with full compliance of public health standards. The Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation has asked Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to resume international flights from 1 July onwards without exceeding 50 percent of total international flights.
  • The monsoon rainfall continues to have a localized impact in some areas. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology the monsoon is currently close to the southern part of the country, and more rainfall is predicted for next week.
  • Frontline workers continue to be infected by COVID-19, leading to disruptions in essential humanitarian service delivery.
  • On 1 July continuous rainfall affected communities across Bagmati, Gandaki and Province Two, temporarily displacing over 300 households, killing two and damaging 160 houses.

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लैङ्गिक हिंसालाई नाई भनौं

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कोभिड-१९ महामारीको समयमा लैङ्गिक हिंसा सम्बन्धी जानकारी तथा सहयताका लागि

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Nepal Family Planning Project Achievements

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These documents contains a summary of the achievements of our four-year (Dec 2016-Dec 2020) Nepal Family Planning Project funded by UKaid. The key objective of the project was to increase access to, and the utilization of, family planning services among excluded and marginalized women and adolescent girls across 15 districts of Province 1, Province 2, Lumbini Province, Karnali Province, and Sudurpaschim Province in Nepal.

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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 41

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This report is produced by Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period as of June 18, 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon, which began just one week ago, has already displaced around 600 families leading to sheltering in public buildings, posing significant COVID-19 transmission risks.
  • Loss of income due to COVID-19 related lockdowns and lack of socio-economic assistance has further exacerbated mental health and psychosocial problems.
  • Poor, Dalit and other marginalized families face difficulties in access medical treatment as they cannot afford hospital and medical expense.
  • Three of a nationwide 22 nutrition rehabilitation homes have been converted to isolation facilities, depriving malnourished children of access to treatment.
  • Frontline workers continue to be infected by COVID-19, leading to disruptions in essential humanitarian service delivery.

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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 40

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This report is produced by Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period as of June 11, 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Onset of monsoon from 11-13 June expected to exacerbate needs of vulnerable families and further challenge response efforts.
  • Infrastructure upgrades from points of entry (PoEs) and many isolation facilities desperately needed to ensure continued function throughout the monsoon season.
  • Procurement of vaccines remains a critical gap and top priority.
  • Vulnerable families dependent on daily wages in the informal sector have lost their income due to lockdowns, have no food stock or saving and are struggling to meet most basic needs.
  • Service provision reliant on remote modalities limits access to people without communication devices or internet.

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