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Dalits Left Behind as Nepal Slowly Recovers

April 19, 2017

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Two years ago, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. As the country still struggles to recover, evidence from research conducted by The Asia Foundation reveals that Dalits, a section of society traditionally deemed as “untouchable,” and other lower caste groups face particular barriers which have made recovery more challenging. Natural disa… Read more

 

4 Things to Know About Post-Earthquake Aid and Recovery in Nepal

October 5, 2016

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A year and a half after a series of major earthquakes struck Nepal, causing widespread devastation and killing nearly 9,000 people, the pace of reconstruction remains painfully slow. One month ago, the prime minister announced an additional $1,000 in relief per household, which would raise the total resources available to each affected household to… Read more

Prachanda 

A Pyrrhic Victory and Ominous Sign for Politics in Nepal

August 10, 2016

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Last week, Nepal elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal (aka Prachanda, the “fearsome one”) as the country’s 24th prime minister in 25 years. The former rebel chief and chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center (MC) was sworn in to govern for a whopping nine months. Following his turn, Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is already lined up to govern as prime mi… Read more

 

Tracking Conditions on the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal

June 1, 2016

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The impacts of the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May of 2015 are still being felt by thousands of families in affected districts. It has been, and will continue to be, a significant challenge for Nepal to fully recover. In order to plan and implement effective responses, up-to-date and accurate information from the field wi… Read more

 

One Year After Nepal Earthquake, a Nation Still Struggling to Recover

April 20, 2016

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On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, followed by an even more devastating quake two weeks later resulting in almost 9,000 deaths, 8 million people affected, and vast swaths of the nation in rubble including the capital, Kathmandu. Now one year on, hundreds of aftershocks are still ongoing and the nation is still struggling to recover. On… Read more

 

Best of the Blog 2015

December 23, 2015

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Season’s Greetings! On behalf of In Asia’s editorial board and bloggers, we thank you for your engagement and continued readership throughout the year. This week we feature a countdown of the year’s most-read pieces: our top 10 blog posts on some of the most pressing events and issues in Asia throughout 2015. We return on January 6 with the first issue of 2016.

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Nepal: The Quake and the Constitution

June 24, 2015

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Two months have passed since Nepal was rocked by a series of devastating earthquakes. The tremors continue, but it appears that the earth is finally settling and some respite may be had – for a short while at least, until the monsoon rains bring their annual havoc of landslides and floods, which are certain to be far worse this year…

 

Chinese Foundations and NGOs Cross Border to Aid Nepal

June 10, 2015

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On April 25, moments after I heard the news that a powerful earthquake had struck Nepal, colleagues from several NGOs in China, including the One Foundation and Save the Children, contacted me to discuss how to respond to this disaster next door. Using the WeChat app, our group expanded quickly. A dozen Chinese and international organizations active in disaster management in China joined the discussion.

 

Quake That Shook the Earth Now Shaking Nepal’s Social Fabric

May 13, 2015

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Another powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, collapsing hillsides and already-damaged buildings and sending panicked citizens once again running into the streets. The 7.3 magnitude quake was followed by several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 5.6 and another of 6.3. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25 had already left much of Nepal completely devastated. On May 4, the government reported that 7,365 people had died and 14,355 people had been injured.

 

Nepal suffers second major earthquake

May 13, 2015

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Nepal suffered a second major earthquake this week, causing more death and destruction and disrupting recovery efforts. The Asia Foundation has issued rapid, catalytic grants and provided emergency assessment and relief in collaboration with 39 local NGOs and institutions. Through our partners, the Foundation is providing psychosocial support and l… Read more

 

In Nepal’s Far-Flung Villages, the Suffering Continues

May 6, 2015

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In the remote village of Shyam Sathu in the hills of Sindhupalchok, I came upon a solitary young man in his mid-twenties – I’ll call him Arun – wrapped in a humble white garment, head shaven, and barefoot, staring into oblivion towards the high Himalayas. The village folk told me that his wife and two children had died in the earthquake. He was lost, alone, and devastated – overwhelmed by impermanence.

 

Webinar on long-term recovery in Nepal

May 6, 2015

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As Nepal digs out after the catastrophic earthquake, first responders have mobilized, but Nepal’s long-term recovery needs remain vast and uncertain, according to experts who took part in a May 1 webinar hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, and The Asia Foundation. “It’s my fear that people who are already hom… Read more

 

In Quake’s Wake, the Price of Political Disarray

April 29, 2015

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The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday morning, April 25, and the 6.5 aftershock the following day, left frightened residents here in Kathmandu huddled in the rain in streets blocked with rubble and shaken by powerful tremors that made those structures still standing too dangerous to enter. Deaths are now estimated at over 5,500, a number that will continue to climb as emergency workers dig through collapsed buildings and push into the most affected districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok.

 

Nepal Earthquake Fund

April 29, 2015

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As shaken Nepalis search for earthquake survivors, funeral pyres burn day and night and the death toll continues to rise – over 5,500 confirmed. As major international relief efforts get underway, our affiliate organization, Give2Asia, is developing a long-term rehabilitation program focusing on psycho-social, education, livelihood, and health care… Read more