Nepal Red Cross

Call for women's identity and empowerment

On the special occasion of 107th International Women's Day, Kalpana Kafle (43) joined blood donation drive for the 12th time at Santibatika, Ratnapark along with 20 other donors. On filling the donation form, "Giving blood always makes me happy because donating blood doesn't cost anything but helps others." She added, “Today, 8March, is the women's day and when Red Cross announced about this camp from the loudspeaker, I decided to donate again."

Japanese Government Provides Ambulance Vehicles

The Government of Japan has donated four ambulance vehicles to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).  

His Excellency Mr. Masashi Ogawa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Nepal, handed over the keys of the ambulances to  Gulmi, Pyuthan, Morang and Udayapur districts chapter leaders of Nepal Red Cross. Chairman of NRCS Mr. Sanjeev Thapa, Secretary General  Mr. Dev Ratna Dhakhwa and other office bearers and key staff were present in the handover ceremony organized at the central office of Nepal Red Cross Society in Kathmandu.

Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes

A steep, 90-minute climb along a rough-hewn path is the only route up to Pragatishil village. The village sits high in the mountains, about 50 kilometers from Nepal’s western city of Pokhara. The area adjoins Gorkha district - the epicenter of last April’s 7.8-magnitude quake which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Nepal Partnership Meeting -2016 started

Honorable  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Mr. Chandra Prakash Mainali inaugurated Nepal Red Cross Society Partnership Meeting today in Kathmandu.

Opening the forum Mr. Mainali said – "Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is a trusted partner of Nepal Government and it highly values the contributions of NRCS in addressing needs of vulnerable people of Nepal. We suppose that NRCS development plan contributes to the earthquake recovery programme and development process in Nepal."

Moving Mountains: Assessing the impact of awareness raising and behaviour change communication activities in the Kathmandu Valley

From 2011-2015 the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), working in partnership with the British Red Cross, implemented an earthquake preparedness programme- EPS in the Kathmandu Valley.

For twelve months between March 2014 and 2015, regular Rapid Mobile Phone based (RAMP) surveys were carried out in areas where the EPS project was active- in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur .

This report is an analysis of the data the RAMP surveys generated, draws some brief conclusions from the experience of the EPS programme, and from these makes recommendations for future activities.

Cash distributions keep Nepal’s earthquake survivors warm through winter

By Rosemarie North, IFRC

Silver flashes off the new sheets of corrugated iron that roof almost every building around Lachyang village, in a mountainous part of Nuwakot district, five hours’ drive from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.

One of these houses belongs to Januka Tamang. After losing everything in the earthquake earlier in the year, she now shares an iron shed with her daughter, 6, and son, 12. Her husband – like many men here – works overseas. He works in Saudi Arabia and has been away for 13 years. She last saw him 18 months ago.

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