About: Nepal

Development Policy 26-04-2016

A year on after Nepal earthquake: Life tries to return to normal

On 25 April 2015, a large-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, devastating rural communities. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro travelled to the South Asian country to see how the local population has recovered and what impact EU-funded projects are having.

International Migrants Day: Let your light shine

There are an estimated 60 million distressed migrants in the world, and anti-migrant sentiment in some quarters is becoming increasingly visible, writes William Lacy Swing. 
Trade & Society 07-12-2015

Chinese erosion of Tibetan identity should not be tolerated

Chinese development projects in the mountain region are wiping out the ethnic and cultural identity of the Tibetans, writes Madi Sharma.
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Development Policy 08-06-2015

United Nations World Food Programme calls for donations for the Nepal emergency

Two devastating earthquakes in Nepal have left millions of survivors in dire need of food assistance. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, has already reached almost two million people but there is much more that must be done.

How to turn awareness into action on disaster preparedness

The international response to the Nepal crisis is making a diference, but the future of sustainable development depends on minimising risks, rather than cleaning up after disasters, writes Nicholas Rutherford.
Development Policy 04-05-2015

EU increases aid to earthquake-stricken Nepal

The European Commission approved more financial support to assist Nepal on Monday (4 May), after the devastating earthquake that hit the country last week.
Development Policy 29-04-2015

UNICEF: Aid for Nepal needs to move faster

“The biggest challenge is getting in more supplies,” said UNICEF Crisis Communications Chief Sarah Crowe in an interview with EURACTIV, after over 5000 people died in a massive earthquake in Nepal last week .
Nepal quake
Development Policy 27-04-2015

EU announces €3m emergency aid for Nepal

The European Commission on Sunday (26 April) released three million euros in emergency aid for Nepal, where over 2,500 people died in a massive earthquake the previous day.
Development Policy 24-03-2015

Youth unemployment ‘a timebomb’ in developing countries, UK MPs say

The world needs to wake up to “the ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment in developing countries and treat the issue as seriously as humanitarian disasters and global efforts to eradicate disease, a group of British MPs has warned.
Development Policy 04-12-2014

We are the ‘agents of change’, says volunteer

Pauline Kibo, currently specialising in institutional capacity building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shared her experiences, with entertaining and lively examples of things volunteers like her do.
Prakash Mathema, Chair of Least Developed Countries Group at UN Climate Change Negotiations - ©International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Development Policy 21-10-2014

Prakash Mathema: Poorest countries have the most to lose at UN climate talks

Nepal's Prakash Mathema is leading the UN climate change negotiations for the group of Least Developed Countries Group (LDC). According to him, an ambitious outcome at the 2015 Paris UN summit can only be reached if vulnerability to climate change impacts of poorest countries are taken into consideration. 

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