Nepal has now been in lockdown since March 23, which helped keep the number of cases at a low 100+. The World Health Organisation WHO currently still categorises the situation in Nepal as “sporadic cases”. This week, the lockdown was again extended until May 18; international flights are currently suspended until May 31. As expected, the identified cases cluster in districts along the Indian border, where many migrant workers have returned to the country, and of course Kathmandu – see the map below. So far, no cases have been identified in the remote PHASE project regions, even though some of them have conducted targeted screenings. As reported, PHASE Nepal already […]
Since Tuesday, 23 March, Nepal is in lockdown to avoid a spread of the Corona virus. So far, Nepal has only two active confirmed cases, but just as in other countries, there probably are many unidentified cases, partly because many Nepalese migrant workers have returned to Nepal over the past weeks. Already two weeks ago, PHASE Nepal set in motion a contingency plan and bought masks and other safety equipment which has been sent to the remote project villages. PHASE staff has been informed of safety measures and are now able to advise those at risk and check recent returnees – mostly migrant workers from India and the Gulf – […]
Although Nepal has not been much affected by the Corona Virus so far – there is only one confirmed case until now – the Nepalese government and our partner organisation PHASE Nepal are preparing contingency plans to contain its effects. PHASE Nepal strongly relies on information and awareness raising among its staff and among the communities they work in, as well as planning ahead for the probable needs in additional material and medication. Nevertheless, we will have to expect the incidence to rise in Nepal as well, which means an additional burden on an already weak healthcare system. This will affect our projects, and most of all PHASE Nepal’s staff. […]
These days Nepal celebrates Tihar, the festival of lights. We wish all the PHASE family, and in particular our Nepalese friends, a very happy Tihar!
4 years ago today, at 11:56 local time, the earthquake in Nepal devastated the central districts of the country – we remember the nearly 9,000 dead and the survivors who still have to cope with the aftermath. PHASE Nepal immediately began to organize disaster relief, and since then has been very active in supporting reconstruction efforts in affected communities. On this anniversary, we would also like to thank our many supporters and donors who contributed to these efforts. Four years after the earthquake, the effects of the quakes are still very present in the affected regions, as an article in the Kathmandu Post describes.
Article on the challenges in the Karnali region by Brita Pohl Recently Brita Pohl published an article focused on the situation of women and children in an Austrian feminist development journal, the frauen*solidartität. In the article, she describes the huge challenges the people in the region face, and shows how PHASE’s integrated approach, which does not address health, education and lack of resources as separate problems, but supports local communities in finding solutions in all three sectors in order to empower them. We would like to thank the frauen*solidarität journal for their permission to publish the article here! We apologize for not being able to provide a translation of the […]