Women in Nepal are tapped for volunteer health work. Many take on the work out of a sense of duty, but also gain access to otherwise inaccessible opportunities. Here women are seen on a bus in Pokhara, Nepal.
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.
Pregnant women and new mothers who feel totally powerless are taking their own lives in increasing numbers in Nepal. More mental health training for local midwives is needed.
More than 600,000 buildings were fully damaged in the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Jason von Meding
Reconstruction progress in Nepal has been painfully slow. Building code compliance and better urban planning are a must – but inequitable access to resources undermines recovery.
A baby suffering from dehydration cries after being rescued from a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India.
Nepal has blamed India for exacerbating intense monsoon flooding that has killed at least 1,200 people in the last two months.
A man navigates a dry riverbed in Bamako, Mali. Climate change is contributing to community upheavals.
Generally conflicts are not caused by climate change. But it can lead to complex security risks.
It’s not too late to get your Himalayan Viagra, but it’ll cost you.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
Workers rebuild a temple damaged during the 2015 earthquake, in Bhaktapur.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
Bhutan hydropower potential could change around its position in South-Asian economics.
Bhutan and Nepal could change economic development in South Asia, thanks to their hydropower potential.
Remote mountain regions like the Upper Mustang in Nepal are often neglected by the rest of the world.
Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
The film Spotlight showed how investigative reporters uncovered abuse in the Catholic Church.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
Women celebrating the Teej festival – by joining in, widows are battling discrimination.
Millions of women are ostracised when their husbands die. Many are now empowering themselves to right the wrongs.
Villages across Nepal remain strewn with rubble, the quake victims still living in tents and flimsy sheds.
Over 8,500 were killed in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, so how is the country coping?
Nepalese girls demolish their earthquake-damaged house.
The destruction wrought by two earthquakes in Nepal opened up a major opportunity for child traffickers.
The April 2015 earthquake flattened villages and towns, but more may be to come.
AAP Image/Jonathan Hyams/Save The Children
New research shows the earthquake that struck central Nepal in April this year was only a partial rupture of the fault line, meaning another strong quake could be due in future.
With many people in need of shelter and schools only now re-opening, Nepal is not yet ready to restart the lucrative tourism industry that will help its recovery.
While some operators have prematurely suggested it's safe for tourists to return, Nepal's recovery from the earthquake has barely begun. In the longer term, though, tourism will be vital to this process.
School children in Kathmandu before the earthquake.
Almost 24,000 classrooms were damaged or destroyed in Nepal's April earthquake.
The road to recovery is a long one for Nepal, which goes beyond the immediate priority of disaster relief.
Politics in Nepal will hinder relief and recovery efforts following the earthquake and its aftershocks. But look at it the other way around. Could the disaster help to resolve political problems?
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake it’s important people don’t rush in to “rescue” kids who might not in fact be orphaned.
Following the earthquake in 2010, people flocked to Haiti to "rescue" orphaned and lost children. The problem that has since emerged is that many of the "orphans" placed in orphanages and sent for adoption, were not orphaned at all.