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10 May 21

International Day of Families 2021

In 1993, the United Nations decided that the 15th of May every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This…

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28 Apr 21

COVID-19 in Nepal: Update

Since the beginning of April 2021, Nepal has been battling a harsh second wave of Covid-19. Thankfully however, over the past few weeks, cases across Nepal have begun to decline. On the 1st of July 2021, Nepal recorded 1,857 new cases, far fewer than were reported in the previous month….

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Nutrition

Limited community knowledge of maternal healthcare and good nutrition has contributed to high rates of malnutrition in the Far West of Nepal. Rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) above 10% are considered as a high concern. The area in which the Start Strong Project is based, experiences rates of 19%. Networks…

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Agriculture

Farming is the main livelihood activity for 66% of people in Nepal and is crucial for remote rural communities. Being able to grow good yields of nutritious food enables farmers to feed their families well and increase economic independence by selling to others. However, challenging farming conditions and an unpredictable climate results…

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Maternal Healthcare

Mountainous areas of Nepal offer many challenges for the delivery of primary healthcare. Many villages are very difficult to reach and are not accessible by road. These areas are often affected by natural disasters, such as earthquakes, landslides and flooding due to monsoon rains. Weak healthcare structures and operational challenges in remote areas has…

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26 Mar 21

UK Aid Match FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Start Strong appeal and UK Aid Match: What is UK Aid Match? UK Aid Match was set up by the UK government to give a boost to public support for charities working overseas. It does this by doubling public donations to appeals…

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16 Feb 21

February 2021 Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2016, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to Nepal in aid of the devastating 2015 earthquakes. PHASE Worldwide was subsequently awarded a project-based grant over five years and began the Rebuilding Communities project throughout the remote district of Gorkha.   As we enter the final quarter of…

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22 Jan 21

Covid-19 Rapid Response: Three Months On

In late September, PHASE Worldwide announced the launch of our Rapid Response to support communities in the Far West of Nepal through the ongoing struggle with Covid-19. With funding from UK Aid Direct and the FCDO, the response set out a plan to ensure that essential health services in the…

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18 Jan 21

January 2021 Update: Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

Mugu is one of Nepal’s most rural and isolated districts. Due to the region’s limited road network and mountainous terrain, 93% of people in Mugu are reliant on the crops they can grow at home to support their incomes. However, high altitudes and a harsh regional climate make agriculture increasingly difficult and food scarcity is common. Malnutrition…

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