Stories Tagged 'Humla'
Chinese authorities on the border have cited murder of a Chinese woman by a Nepali last month
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Growing number of men in Humla choosing to undergo vasectomy as family planning measure
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Transportation of subsidised rice has come to a complete halt in Humla district since private airlines transporting rice to the district have stopped carrying the grain for the last three weeks.
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Humla forgotten

May 06 2019

Last month, 10 people died—two of them being children—and a further 300 were affected with flu-like symptoms in the district of Humla. The affected were also suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some were malnourished as well.
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Humla, once the crown of the ancient caravan trade route, today has the worst human development index in the country. Its people are deprived of the most basic of necessities, such as clean drinking water, nutritious food, health services, basic education, and sanitation. And the people’s miseries, experts say, were not created overnight: they are a result of continuous neglect by incumbent and past governments.
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When six-year-old Debika Shahi ran a temperature four days ago, her parents considered it a normal seasonal effect. An auxiliary health worker serving at a nearby health post gave her Cetamol. But her fever has not come down.
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