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NEPAL: Flood victims need urgent aid, say relief agencies
11 September 2007 (IRIN ), Serious flooding in the lowland Terai region of southern Nepal has subsided after nearly three months of torrential rain, but there is an urgent need for humanitarian relief for those affected, local and international relief agencies told IRIN on 11 September.
PAKISTAN: Education “a casualty of the floods”, says UN
11 September 2007 (IRIN ), The rains that killed 400 people, displaced close to 400,000 and adversely affected 2.5 million, also took a heavy toll on educational facilities, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
BANGLADESH: Flood situation improves in Dhaka
10 September 2007 (IRIN ), Flood waters have receded from most parts of the affected eastern areas of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and most of the 340 relief camps opened by city authorities and various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have since closed down.
AFGHANISTAN: WFP suspends food aid deliveries after attack
10 September 2007 (IRIN ), The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily withheld movement of food in southwestern Afghanistan after a convoy delivering food aid to Afghan deportees from Iran was attacked, WFP told IRIN.
NEPAL: Some 60,000 Bhutanese refugees could settle in USA “soon”
10 September 2007 (IRIN ), Over half of the 108,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal will soon be resettled in the USA with the help of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), officials from the Nepalese government, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the IOM have told IRIN.
PAKISTAN: Karachi suburbs still struggling with floods
9 September 2007 (IRIN ), Saadia Amir looks in exasperation at a roughly dug trench in Karachi that cuts a swathe through the roads in her up-market, seaside residential area to the sea just a few hundred yards away. "In normal circumstances, it would take me just two minutes to drive through these by-lanes and reach my child's school," the young mother said.
AFGHANISTAN: Canadians and Kandaharis differ on security and development
9 September 2007 (IRIN ), Insecurity in southern Afghanistan, particularly in the volatile province of Kandahar, is a major obstacle for humanitarian and development work in the area, aid workers and officials say. But opinions differ widely on the extent of the insecurity problem in Kandahar and the effectiveness of Canadian work there.
NÉPAL: Plus d'engagement du gouvernement dans la lutte contre les armes légères
7 September 2007 (IRIN ), Le gouvernement et les partis politiques pourraient faire bien plus pour contrôler le trafic des armes légères qui continuent de mutiler et de tuer d’innocentes personnes, ont affirmé des activistes et défenseurs des droits humains au Népal.ÉPAL-Plus-d-engagement-du-gouvernement-dans-la-lutte-contre-les-armes-légères
AFGHANISTAN: Hundreds of schools remain closed in south
6 September 2007 (IRIN ), As the new school year begins on 10 September in Afghanistan’s insurgency-hit southern provinces, there are concerns that hundreds of schools will remain closed due to insecurity.
SRI LANKA: Uneven progress in post-tsunami schools’ reconstruction
6 September 2007 (IRIN ), Fourteen-year-old Vinoka Rosari’s story is an all too common one among the civilian population in northern and eastern Sri Lanka where the decades-old conflict and the 2004 tsunami continue to affect lives. A camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Alles Garden, not far from Trincomalee, is the only home Rosari has ever known.

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