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BBC World Service interviewed RMF Nepal Program Program Coordinator, Barsha Dharel on April 24, 2016. Please follow the link above to listen to the interview. The Barsha Dharel interview, conducted by David Deng, starts around 46:20 mark. Below is a transcript of the interview.

David Deng: The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal last year has come and gone, but the aftershock is far from over. Twelve months on, the destruction that overtook the nation has left thousands desperate to find the means to survive whatever the circumstances. I’ve...

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Nepal’s Landless Earthquake Victimes Deprived Of Funds to Rebuild: Oxfam Report

BY ADITYA KONDALAMAHANTY ON 04/23/16 AT 7:35 AM

Victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last year are being deprived of funds to rebuild their homes because they either they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the place where they lived, global anti-poverty group Oxfam said in a report Friday.

Nepal’s government has announced grants of 200,000 Nepali rupees ($1,900) to families that can prove they owned land before the earthquake, which struck on April 25, 2015. However, some of the most vulnerable people are being...

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On behalf of the UNHCR Representative to Uganda, please find attached the latest UNHCR Uganda updates on the Burundi.

 

Highlights:
Burundi
  • The number of new arrivals from Burundi remains stable, though with weekly fluctuations. This week, a total of 344 individuals were received in Nakivale, a decrease from last week’s 637 individuals. Another 37 individuals (14 households) arrived in Kyaka II through Mirama Hills.
  • Most of the arrivals came from Bujumubura and neighboring areas, with others from a new area called Ngagara.
  • The new arrivals report that are fleeing politically motivated violence characterized by killings, rape, looting and kidnap...
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On behalf of the UNHCR Representative to Uganda, please find attached the latest UNHCR Uganda updates on the South Sudan emergency response.

 

Highlights
South Sudan
  • The trend of South Sudanese new arrivals crossing into Uganda saw a decrease this week. A total of 2254 individuals arrived, an average of 161 people every day, down from 3729 new arrivals reported previously (266 individuals daily). However, this is still lower than the rate of new arrivals we have typically been receiving since the start of 2016. The total number of South Sudanese registered and active in Uganda has decreased from the...
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Prabhakar Sinha, RMF India’s Director of Programs, participated in the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) Sustainability Summit on Saturday, February 27th. Mr. Sinha participated as a panelist during a panel discussion of sustainability and entrepreneurship. They discussed how to turn ideas into projects and projects into successful businesses.

 

Here is a brief profile of each person requested to speak at this event:
Dr. Shanti Auluck, Chairperson & Founder member, Muskaan

Dr. Shanti Auluck is the Chairperson & one of the founding members of Muskaan – an NGO formed by parents and professionals to provide needed services...

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South Sudan is the world’s newest country coming into existence on 9th July 2011 after a 20-year protracted civil war that left all infrastructure destroyed and populations displaced. It is also now one of the poorest war ravaged countries in East Africa with the worst development indices.

Although no population studies have been conducted, the prevalence of blindness was estimated in 2007 to be in excess of 1.5% representing about 120,000 people and may even be as much as 3% according to estimates by the Taskforce for prevention of blindness. A further 6% of the population (48,000 people) suffer various...

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A year ago RMF backed the project Empower Adolescent Girls in India with Catapult: Action for Equality. On September 1, 2012, Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) conducted a workshop of 44 adolescent girls in the community hall in Bhagyapur Village. With the help of two books and a curriculum published by the National Level Government Organization for the Purpose of Adolescent Education, the content of the workshop was created. The content covered: What is Adolescence?, The Changes in Adolescence – Physical, Emotional, Psychological and Social, Anemia, Diet in Adolescence, Menstrual Cycle vs Myths & Misconceptions, and Personal Hygiene.

The...

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Since November 2014, 17,645 refugees (as of 16 December 2015) have fled the insecurity in Burundi and sought safety in Uganda. New arrivals continue to enter the country on a daily basis and this is a trend that we expect to continue into 2016. The majority of refugees are hosted within settlements in government-gazetted land in South-West Uganda, while around 21% choose to live in Kampala. The emergency response is focused on rural settlement areas, where the most vulnerable refugees are living, while refugees in Kampala are able to access government services and targeted support is provided to refugees with...

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