Nepal Country Profile (25-01-17) INFOGRAPHIC from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on 25 Jan 2017 Download PDF (405.46 KB) Key Figures 28.5 million population (2015 ) 51% Female 49% Male 25.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010) 23% of all disasters
from Save the Children Published on 31 Mar 2016 Download PDF (1.45 MB) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In April and May 2015, two large-scale earthquakes struck Nepal, killing almost 9,000 people, damaging over half a million houses and displacing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Natural hazards are indiscriminate: earthquakes
#ProtectPeaceCorps with Two Immediate Actions This week National Peace Corps Association is partnering with the United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and its partners to urge Congress to support $60 billion for the International Affairs budget, which includes Peace Corps. Aligning our efforts with these partners provides us an unprecedented opportunity
From Nevada Today: An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year’s 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Kathmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, an international team of seismic experts has concluded. The unsettling news comes after field research and analysis in the year following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, which
John Jacoby, who served in Peace Corps Nepal from 1970-72, passed away in April of 2015. He was 66. His wife, Carolyn, wrote that his passing was felt in Nepal: So – we wanted a small commemoration and prayer service (pooja) for John at the temple in Bastipur. Then the earthquake happened
More than 2600 RPCVs from countries around the world signed a letter to President Trump affirming the Peace Corps values of respecting and learning about people and cultures different from our own, engaging in open and inclusive dialogue, and developing trust with local counterparts. The letter is no longer accepting signatures,
Were you a volunteer in the 80’s? If so, check out the website or Facebook page for this reunion happening next month. Already over 30 RPCV’s are attending! Once you are going to the event, if you wish to keep up with last minute changes or meet ups, download the app Group
National University is hosting an master’s in fine arts in creative writing specifically geared towards RPCVs who would like to write about their experience abroad. The course is taught by John Coyne, an RPCV and author of 25 books. The course is online and will begin in April.