Coordinated, multilateral action is necessary to tackle the crises we face. Both aid and trade have key roles to play in reversing the impacts of this quadruple shock and putting the world back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

GENEVA, Sept 8: Afghanistan is facing the collapse of basic services and food and other aid is about to run out, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Federal Republic of Germany has announced to provide financial and technical assistance of more than Rs 4.80 billion to Nepal.

INDIA, April 27: India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged urgent medical aid to try to contain an emergency overwhelming the country’s hospitals.

USA, April 25: The United States is deeply concerned by a massive surge in coronavirus cases in India and plans to quickly deploy additional support to the Indian government and health care workers, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Member of National Human Rights Commission Sudeep Pathak has stressed the need for drafting a separate law to address issues pertaining to the management of the disqualified Maoists combatants.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha in partnership with Tata Community Initiative Trust and Tata Trusts (India) has rebuilt the school building of Shree Marming Secondary School in Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality-5, Sindhupalchowk.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Japanese envoy to Nepal Masamichi Saigo signed a grant contract worth US$ 168,159 (approximately Rs 1.9 million) with Country Director of AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) Maiko Kobayashi for the support of earthquake-affected communities in Kavrepalanchok district through the improvement of agricultural production and marketing.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2 : Over INRs 16,000 crore has been earmarked for the India's Ministry of External Affairs in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget of the Indian government, an increase of more than INRs 1,000 crore from the previous fiscal, with a massive jump in aid allocation for Maldives and African nations.

INDONESIA, Dec 25: Desperately needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies were dwindling as thousands crammed makeshift evacuation centres.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 350 million Yen equivalent to about Rs 356 million to Nepal for carrying out food assistance programme.

WASHINGTON, Sept 9: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday.

CHINA, Aug 15: Australia pledged an estimated $815 million in aid for 2017–18 financial year, compared to China’s $4 billion for the 2017 calendar year. Most of Beijing’s funds are earmarked for infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a former Australian colony.

Aug 2: The US Congress has passed a defense spending bill capping its security-related aid to Pakistan at USD 150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than USD one billion per year.

Japan envoy pledges additional aid

July 31, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 31: Newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo said Japan will provide additional support to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural development.

Foreign aid in agriculture

July 31, 2018 01:30 am

Although agriculture is a prioritized sector in policy document and donors are involved in its development, it stands at seventh position to receive foreign aid

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister KP Oli has warned of blocking what he called ‘ill-intended aid’ coming to Nepal. Speaking at a program organized in the capital, the prime minister said he would stop the money coming to Nepal with wrong motives.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Indian government has released Rs 2.1 billion of the Rs 25 billion grant pledged to the government of Nepal for the reimbursement of the first tranche of the housing grant distributed to the earthquake victims in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.

WASHINGTON DC, July 25: The Trump administration has extended $12 billion in emergency financial assistance to farmers negatively affected by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, among others, Politico reported Tuesday.

BEIJING, July 21:  China has decided to invest 600 million yuan ($88 million) in North Korean infrastructure such as roads around a border bridge, sources in both countries have said, raising concerns that Beijing may violate U.N. resolutions.

KATHMANDU, July 14: On July 7, Sunil Pokharel, a daily commuter along the Maitighar-Tinkune road section, was stuck in a traffic jam on his bike near St Xavier's College when he decided to overtake a few vehicles in front of him by venturing into the wrong lane.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Norwegian government “for enhancing access to justice for women, poor and vulnerable groups in Nepal.”

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government in its budget speech had targeted the channeling of more foreign aid funds into capital spending and less on recurrent expenditures for the ongoing fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The government is accepting an annual of Rs 24.63 billion ($225.87 million) annually in technical and other assistance from various bilateral and multilateral agencies that is not reflected in the annual budget.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Indian government has provided NRs 99.2 million for the installation of 2,700 shallow tube-well irrigation system in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 16: India has provided Rs 180.74 million for river training and construction of embankments along the Lalbakaiya, Bagmati and Kamala rivers in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Nepal, government officials have expressed optimism about the Indian side making necessary efforts to speed up the release of the grant and loan pledged by India after the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.   During the bilateral meeting with the delegation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, the Nepali side led by Prime Minister KP Oli had requested the Indian side to simplify the procedures for a speedy release of the grant and loan pledged by the Indian government after the earthquakes in 2015, among many requests made by the Nepali side.

KATHMANDU, May 11: US ambassador Alaina B Teplitz, National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer, Yuba Raj Bhusal and other government officials held a joint groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of Kanya Mandir Secondary School - the first all-girls' school in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has asked the government to request the Indian side to simplify the procedures for the grant and loan aid pledged by the Indian government after the earthquake in 2015,  during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The government has proposed to bar the judiciary, constitutional bodies and security agencies from receiving direct funding from foreign donors and international non-governmental organizations

PHNOM PENH, April 8: Japan signed a grant and loan agreement with Cambodia on Sunday totalling over $90 million, despite concerns from the international community over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on government critics ahead of a July general election.

WASHINGTON, Mar 31: One day after saying the U.S. would be coming out of Syria “very soon” and letting "other people take care of it," President Donald Trump has ordered a freeze on over $200 million in aid outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced last month, a State Departmentofficial has confirmed to ABC News.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that all the activities of his government shall be founded on the six fundamental pillars for achieving the motto of “Prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali”.

GENEVA, Mar 2: Syria’s government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180,000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday, the Middle East director of the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract in Kathmandu on Thursday to help reconstruct the Sarswati Peace School in Arughat Rural Municipality, Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Tired of waiting for foreign grants, the government has started reconstructing schools damaged by the 2015 earthquakes on its own.

Accidents are not something people invite, they are unavoidable. They can result in various levels of injuries and if not looked after correctly, can be fatal for the victim. In case of an accident rather than being a bystander, if one knows how to deal with the injury/illness, they can save lives.

AFGHANISTAN, Jan 24: Four gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces who surrounded the building, killing at least one person and wounding 11, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has initiated a survey to identify households in all the 31 earthquake-affected districts that don't have family members of working age and therefore face difficulties with the reconstruction of their houses.  NRA aims to provide additional support to such households for house reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: China has partnered with UNDP Nepal to provide US$ 4 million to support recovery efforts in the tarai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history.

Relief aid to fire victims in Halesi

January 6, 2018 08:03 am

KHOTANG, Jan 6: Buddhists distributed relief aid of Rs 5,000 with 50-kg rice each to fire victims in Halesi on Friday.

DHAKA, Jan 5: An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar.

WASHINGTON, JAN 2:  The United States has suspended its USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan for now, the White House has confirmed, saying the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: More than half, or 52 percent, of total foreign aid in Fiscal Year 2016/17 went to Province 3. The province, which is also home to the capital city, received a total of US$ 354 million worth of foreign aid in the last fiscal year. Remaining six provinces received a combined $323 million only, or about 48 percent of the total foreign aid.

Plan International aid to 9,000 families

December 26, 2017 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Plan International Nepal has provided emergency shelters and non-food items for 9,000 most vulnerable households affected by 2017 floods in various tarai districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The reimbursement of the foreign assistance has not been received as per the expectations since the latter was not effectively mobilized.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 23: The Shuklaphanta municipality office has granted a relief amount of Rs 218,000 to 109 victims of tuskers' rampage in and around municipality area.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Despite threats from the United States to withhold "billions" of dollars in US aid for countries which would vote in favor of a UN resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Nepal has chosen to vote against the US call.

RABAT, Nov 20: Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out in a southwestern Moroccan town on Sunday as food aid was being distributed in a market, the Interior Ministry said.

YEMEN, Nov 9: United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.”