What’s behind Nepal’s missing children?
18 December 2022 | 6:31 pm
Communities across Nepal are worried about increasing cases of missing children — fearing children are being trafficked for labor and sexual exploitation both in Nepal and abroad.
20 Mar 2021
Nearly 20 years after a brutal Maoist rebel insurgency left thousands of people dead, families of victims are still waiting for justice.
11 May 2021
At a Hindu ground in Kathmandu, Covid victims in Nepal are cremated as the country witnesses an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says "many hospitals are full and overflowing" with Covid-19 patients in Nepal, and that the daily caseload is 57 times higher than it was one month ago.
16 May 2021
A vicious Covid surge in Nepal risks devastating the impoverished country and its ill-equipped healthcare system.
19 Jun 2021
Army rescuers are deployed to a flooded area in Nepal after a river burst during heavy monsoon rains. Officials said a landslide caused by the monsoon deluge blocked a river, which then burst and sent a flood of water downstream late Tuesday, inundating a settlement in Sindhupalchowk district near the capital Kathmandu.
18 Jun 2021
Aerial footage of submerged settlements and landslides after a river burst during heavy monsoon rains in Nepal killing at least one person and leaving seven others missing. Officials said a landslide caused by the monsoon deluge blocked a river, which then burst and sent a flood of water downstream late Tuesday, inundating a settlement in Sindhupalchowk district near the capital Kathmandu.
18 Jul 2021
The Nepalese Supreme Court has removed caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from office and reinstalled his rival. Parliament is now set to reconvene in a week.
14 Aug 2021
Nepal rolls out second Covid-19 vaccine jabs for nearly 1.4 million elderly people, following a months-long delay.
27 Aug 2021
Coronavirus infections continue to rise amid a slow vaccination drive. Reports have also emerged of vaccination centers becoming potential hotspots because of failure to comply with health measures.
24 Oct 2021
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
22 Oct 2021
Nepal floods and landslides kill at least 77
20 Jan 2022
Health officials are worried the sheer number of new infections will once again overwhelm the Himalayan country's fragile health care system.
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