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Latest news from Nepal

NEPAL: Grave danger for civilians due to the conflict

NAWALPARASI, 21 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Kul Kumari Chapagain has not been able to sleep for over a week since she lost her 21-year-old daughter Asmita in a roadside bomb planted by the Maoist rebels.Full report

NEPAL: Terrorism or liberation? Life in a rebel-held village

NEPAL, 20 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - When the clock strikes four in the morning, Lambu Lama and his family rush out of their home in a Maoist stronghold of Nepal. Rebels use the storeroom at the back of Lama’s house to clean and repair small arms and construct bombs. During the day, the orchards around his hilltop house echo to the sound of rifles cracking, as new recruits are initiated in the use of weapons.Full report

NEPAL: Overview analysis: A people’s war?

NEPAL, 20 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Nepal’s brutal conflict between Maoist insurgents and security forces has exacted a heavy toll on the civilian population, especially those in contested hill districts, many of whom already live near or on the global poverty threshold.Full report

NEPAL: The political context of the crisis in Nepal

NEPAL, 20 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The 1 February 2005 takeover of executive powers by King Gyanendra has led to a new era of uncertainty in the tiny mountain kingdom of Nepal. The king now rules the impoverished country of 25 million directly as chairman of the Council of Ministers.Full report

NEPAL: Escaping rural violence and hardship – the reality of displacement

NEPAL, 17 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Since the start of the Maoist insurgency in February 1996, an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 people are thought to have been internally displaced in Nepal. Largely from rural communities, the displaced have fled violence and economic hardship. The majority live with relatives in temporary accommodation or on abandoned plots in towns, or in the capital Kathmandu.Full report

NEPAL: The growing threat of HIV/AIDS

KATHMANDU, 16 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Four years ago, Nareshlal Shrestha took the bold step of publicly declaring that he was HIV-positive in a society that still condemns and ostracises people living with the virus. He was one of the first people in Nepal to do so. Since then, others have followed his example, believing that the only way to fight HIV/AIDS in Nepal is to take matters into their own hands.Full report

NEPAL: UN human rights report paints bleak picture

KATHMANDU, 16 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Nepal’s violent armed conflict between Maoist rebels and the government has been placing the civilian population in grave danger, said a report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) in Nepal. Full report

NEPAL: Just one in 10 vote in controversial poll

KATHMANDU, 8 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Turnout was low in Nepal’s first election in seven years, with less than 10 percent of voters casting their vote in the controversial municipal poll, the Himalayan kingdom’s Election Commission (EC) said on Wednesday.Full report

NEPAL: To vote or not to vote?

KATHMANDU, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - For 25-year-old housewife Sabrina Lama, security for her family is much more important than politics. But now she feels she’s under immense pressure – from those pushing her to participate in Wednesday’s municipal election and those warning her to stay away. “I wish I had joined my husband for labour work in India,” explained Lama.Full report

NEPAL: The conflict's dangerous impact on health services

NEPAL, 2 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The three-day journey for 52-year-old Maniram Rai and his wife was almost too much to bear. In agony with stomach pains and a high fever, Rai’s condition worsened after walking all the way from Lekharka village in the remote, hilly Bhojpur district, to reach the Nepali city of Dharan.Full report


Year in Brief and Review Nepal

NEPAL: Year in Brief 2005 - Chronology of key events

NEPAL: Year in Review 2005 - Conflict grinds on

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Nepal

NEPAL: Terrorism or liberation? Life in a rebel-held village

NEPAL: Overview analysis: A people’s war?

NEPAL: The political context of the crisis in Nepal

NEPAL: Escaping rural violence and hardship – the reality of displacement

NEPAL: Interview with United Nations Resident Representative in Nepal, Matthew Kahane


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