BARA, April 3: After the raging storm wrecked her home on Sunday, Nur Jaha Khatun, 35, of Feta Rural Municipality-6, Purainiya remained awake for two days. She now has no house to sleep in and no food .

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Although 12 years have elapsed since the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in Nepal between the government and then CPN-Maoist, the conflict-survivors are still longing for justice.

LALITPUR, July 30: The construction of private houses of beneficiaries – legally partitioned yet having joint ownership of land – has not gained any momentum.

INDIA, July 30: Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.

MAHOTTARI, June 2: Survivors of the deadly flooding in Mahottari district last year have received relief assistance.

CHAUTARA, Feb 5: Thirty-five per cent earthquake-affected people in Sindhupalchok district have not yet reconstructed their houses. Sindhupalchok is one of the worst affected districts from the April 25, 2015 devastating earthquake.

LAHAN, Jan 20: The Khadga Municipality of Saptari on Friday distributed blankets to cold wave victims and also arranged firewood in all wards to get protected from cold snaps.  Municipality Mayor Hemayu Haq on Friday distributed 1,523 pieces of blankets to cold wave survivors through concerned wards' chairpersons.

JHAPA, Jan 16: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has allocated money for the survivors of the April 2015 earthquake in Jhapa district to purchase warm clothes and repair their houses.

LAMJUNG, Dec 26: There are around two dozen tin-roofed huts on the banks of Chepe River that divide Lamjung and Gorkha. These days, a large number of children and elderly people here are seen basking in sun out of the huts. In lack of warm clothes and shelter, they are found shivering in the cold.

RASUWA, Dec 22: Victims of the April, 2015 earthquake in Rasuwa district are exposed to a series of disaster risk.

Trafficking survivors as filmmakers

December 14, 2017 09:40 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The public screening of a collection of short films titled ‘Remembrances- Reflections of Healing’ was held at the Outdoor Adventure Center Nepal in Thamel on Monday. The screening was organized by VOW Media along with their partner organization Shakti Samuha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The government is to come up with a special package targeting survivors of natural disasters (landslides and floods) that hit different parts of the country recently.

KATHMANDU, Oct. 9: The quake affected people eligible to get the second installment of amount to rebuild their houses would also get the third installment of grant in advance based on recommendation from the concerned rural municipalities and municipalities.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 28: A tree branch saved a maintenance mechanic from the collapsing building where a dozen co-workers died when last week’s earthquake rocked central Mexico. A slap across the face startled a dazed father back to his senses, spurring him to carry his critically injured daughter to safety. Neighbors, co-workers and passers-by pulled people from the jaws of death, while taxis, private cars and even buses rushed them to hospitals.

ITAHARI, August 30: The families of eight persons killed in the recent flooding in Itahari have received the relief amount. Each of the deceased's family received Rs 200,000.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Child Development Program Nepal, Korea Food for Hungry International (KFHI), Rose Club International Ltd and JCI Godawari Nepal have distributed relief to flood survivors of Sunsari.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Child Development Program Nepal, Korea Food for Hungry International (KFHI), Rose Club International Ltd and JCI Godawari Nepal have distributed relief to flood survivors of Sunsari.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Food grains at Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) warehouse have been adulterated with sands and small pieces of pebbles, a government monitoring team has found.

DAMAK, August 28: The Bhutanese refugees have deducted their own ration to provide relief support to the flood survivors in ward no. 7 of Jhapa rural municipality.

KATHMANDU, August 26:  Celebrities are mere lobbying agents bringing forth on-the-ground stories with painful recollections of the disaster.

Flood survivors worried about shelter

August 23, 2017 15:31 pm

POKHARA, Aug 23: Flood survivors of Machhapuchchhre rural municipality of Kaski district are worried more about shelter than the food.

TIAKPUR, Aug 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the local authorities here not to let any flood survivor stay without food and shelter.

NEPALGUNJ, August 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that all measures would be adopted for appropriate management of the flood-hit communities.

KHAJURA  (Banke), Aug 17: An epidemic of viral fever in the flood-hit areas in Banke has further affected the lives of flood survivors. Most people displaced by flooding from Raptisonari, Duduwa, Narainapur and different parts of Khajura Rural Municipality are facing various health problems like fever, diarrhoea and flu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Most lawmakers speaking in the special hour of the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Wednesday drew the attention of the government towards the loss of lives and properties in the recent floods in different parts of the country and weaknesses in the disaster preparedness resulted in slow rescue and relief efforts.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed all concerned district authorities to immediately shift the people who have been caught in floods and landslides in various parts of the country to safer locations, and provide relief to the survivors.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Lawmakers have demanded no more delay in distribution of grants to earthquake survivors for house re-construction.

BABIYACHAUR, July 30: Grants amount over Rs 40 million were distributed to the earthquake survivors of Myagdi district for the reconstruction of private houses.

A survivor’s story

June 21, 2017 12:27 pm

After my first attempt at climbing Mt Everest during the Everest 2016 Expedition, I returned for another attempt on May 21, 2017 along with a client from Pakistan. Both of us were well on our way to the summit and when we reached the balcony, we replaced our empty oxygen tanks with new ones. Everything was going great. We were close to the summit, and I could see all the other mountains below our vantage point. At this point, I was breathing comfortably without the help of my oxygen tank, so I decided to save my oxygen, as a backup, for the trip back from the summit.

PALPA, May 2: More than two years into the earthquake of April 25, 2015 that left nearly 9000 dead and destroyed around 22 thousand houses, quake victims in Sahalkot in Palpa are taking shelter in tents for want of money to build new houses.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Of the around 800,000 people who lost their homes in the devastating earthquakes of 2015, only 264 households have acquired loans from bank and financial institutions (BFIs) so far at a subsidized interest rate.

KATHMANDU, April 28: A Nepali documentary titled ‘Bhagya Le Bacheka Haru’, based on survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes, was screened in the British parliament on April 24, a day earlier of the second anniversary of catastrophe.

PARBAT, March 16: The earthquake survivors of different rural municipalities in Parbat district are facing tough time due to water crisis.

MELAMCHI, March 12: The earthquake survivors of Sindhupalchowk district are still unaware on second tranche of grant even after 22 months have elapsed since the tremor massively devastated lives and properties of people in the district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A total of 720 households in various four quake-hit districts have received the second installment of relief assistance, according to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The National Re-construction Authority (NRA) has Thursday given authority to concerned agencies to release around Rs 12 billion to hand out second installment of the relief grant to the quake-survivors in 14 worst hit districts for the reconstruction of their quake-damaged houses.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 22: Earthquake survivors of six municipalities of Bhaktapur district would get first tranche of Rs 50,000 grant from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: People who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal nearly two years ago are tired of waiting for help to rebuild.

Agro inputs to earthquake survivors

December 23, 2016 09:51 am

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 23: Various agriculture inputs amounting to Rs 20.95 million are to be provided to earthquake-affected farmers of Bhaktapur.

Survivors Nepal holds second AGM

December 12, 2016 19:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Survivors Nepal held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday at Patan Museum, Lalitpur.

MELAMCHI, Dec 9: With the winter nearing its peak, the survivors of the Gorkha Earthquake in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk are certain that this year too they will have to endure the cold under the makeshift shelters.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct 28: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has handed the integrated model settlement constructed by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation at Giranchaur of Melamchi Municipality-8 of Sindhupalchowk over to the earthquake survivors on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed satisfaction over the distribution of grants to the earthquake survivors, which was launched as a 45-day campaign by the government.

BARPAK, Oct 26: Over 18 months into the earthquake that claimed nearly 9,000 lives, injured over 21,000 and destroyed hundreds of houses and structures, residents of Barpak in Gorkha, the epicentre of the disaster, are still crying for a roof over their heads.

BHOJPUR, Oct 21: Over Rs 60 million has been so far distributed to the earthquake survivors in Bhojpur district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Lawmakers have complained that the April 25, 2015 earthquake survivors are yet to get reliefs and housing grant almost 16 months into the disaster.

SHIMLA, Sept 7: Ganesh Panday's "Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, Survivors and Miracles" and Graham Colin's "Outcast" are among 54 films to be screened at the two-day Second International Film Festival of Shimla, commencing here from October 1, organizers said on Wednesday.

15 districts' quake survivors get timber

September 6, 2016 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The Department of Forests has distributed 450,000 cubic feet of timber to the last year's earthquake survivors of 15 districts.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he has already directed the concerned authorities to begin the process of collecting the names of the quake survivors who have been left out.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 30: The image of the teacher's body tied to a tree and riddled with bullets still haunts his son 14 years later. Communist militants allegedly dragged the Nepalese man from the class he was teaching and then killed him for refusing to give part of his salary to fund their bloody rebellion.