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International Disaster Risk Reduction Day in Nepal

13 October is designated as International Day for Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction.


Nepal Earthquake – Two Years On

We have implemented emergency programmes in partnership with 9 local partners covering 17 districts affected by the earthquake


Nepal 2015 earthquake - Impact assessment

Research assessing the impact of the 2015 Nepal earthquake on older people and persons with disabilities


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

On GAAD, we interview Jay Kumar, a programme officer and a member of advocacy team in CBM South Asian Regional Office


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

On GAAD which falls this year on 19 May, we speak with Manish Prasai, administrative manager of a CBM partner - the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal


Manish's Story

Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25h April 2015, CBM has been working to ensure that everyone in the affected communities benefit


Nepal earthquake - one year on

Working to ensure that everyone in the affected communities - including persons with disabilities - benefits from and participates in relief and recovery work


Disability-inclusive shelter training in Nepal

CBM emergency response in post-earthquake Nepal, in collaboration with key stakeholders, provides training on disability-inclusive shelter and settlement in emergency


Nepal earthquake - six months on

More than 21,000 people reached so far, as CBM and partners' inclusive response to the Nepal earthquake looks to the future


Nepal earthquake - three months of inclusive response

CBM and partners' response strategy has reached more than 15,000 people so far, and laid foundations for a more inclusive future


Nepal earthquake - one month on

CBM and partners have implemented a response strategy that addresses immediate needs and ensures disability-inclusion in mainstream services


Nepal earthquake

CBM emergency team working with partners to provide for immediate and long-term needs in Nepal - including people with disabilities


Nepal earthquake - disability-inclusive response

Tushar Wali, CBM Emergency Programme Manager, speaking in Kathmandu two weeks after the 2015 earthquake, about the disability-inclusive response set up by CBM and partners.


Nepal earthquake - Questions & Answers

Questions and answers on the Nepal earthquake, including the importance of ensuring a disability inclusive response


Nepal earthquake first report

We spoke with Mitralal Shrestha, CBM Nepal, Finance and Admin Officer. He and his family were directly affected (but are safe)


Leading change with local partners in Bangladesh

Highlighting our partner 'Centre for Disability in Development' in Bangladesh


A matrix of change - inclusion in India

We highlight 'Mobility India' that focuses on supporting people with disabilities through rehabilitation services and poverty alleviation


Statement of CBM - 05 December 2014

Statement following online articles dated 5 December 2014:


Cyclone Hudhud – Relief supplies for most at risk

Ensuring basic needs of people affected by Hudhud in India are met, especially families of persons with disabilities


10th Annual Conference of Vision 2020 – India

Vision 2020: The Right to Sight – India organised its 10th Annual conference on Advancement in Comprehensive Eye care in July 5 and 6, 2014.


CBR workshop for Government officials

On February 20 - 21, 2014 CBM organised a workshop on community based rehabilitation (CBR) for Government officials of Maharashtra in Pune.


Action Group on people with disabilities

CBM, in partnership with UNSE, forms an action group in India with special focus on children, young girls, adolescents and women


CBM signed a historic agreement

CBM has entered into a historic agreement with the Social Welfare Council of Government of Nepal


Time to Distinguish Low Vision from Blindness

On 15th November 2013, CBM India is pleased to announce the release of ‘Guidelines for Comprehensive Management of Low Vision in India’


CBM Sri Lanka in German Embassy’s Street Festival

CBM stall in the ‘Street Festival’ organised by German Embassy in Sri Lanka on October 6, 2013


‘ability UNlimited’

A CBM Sri Lanka stall to observe ‘International Week of the Deaf’


Assistive Technology & Accessibility (ATA) Expo

An Expo showcased the modern technologies and accessibility products that improve education and career prospects of people with disabilities


CBM India advocates for national CBR plan

CBM India, along with other stakeholders, proposes a national CBR strategy for people with disability


Hearing impaired can excel in all fields

Third Indian deaf expo 2012 provided a platform to showcase modern technologies that support people with hearing impairment


1st CBR World Congress

In November 2012 CBM and partners attended the first Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) World Congress, which was held in Agra, India


Aosta's 'Woman of the Year 2011'

Meena Paudel, project leader in CBM partner Nepal Disabled Women's Association, is joint winner of Aosta’s ‘Woman of the Year’ award


CBM co-worker retires after three decades

Dr Albrecht Hennig, a German doctor who has been a CBM co-worker in South Asia for almost 30 years, is returning to Germany for retirement


Biratnagar Eye Hospital inaugurated

In November 2011 Biratnagar Eye Hospital in Nepal - one of the three largest eye hospitals in the world - was inaugurated


INGO Forum celebrated 40 years of Bangaldesh Independence

INGO Forum, group of around 70 INGOs organised a one day event on 24th November 2011 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka


Disability inclusive WASH benefits all!

CBM working with local partner organisation to improve access to safe water and sanitation during and after disaster in Bangladesh


Disaster Risk Reduction

CBM working to reduce the impact of natural disasters with partner CDD in Bangladesh


Planning and managing disability inclusive humanitarian response

In May/June 2011 CBM helped run a five-day workshop in India on ‘Managing Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response’


Sri Lanka flooding

As heavy rainfall continues in Sri Lanka, CBM is contacting partners in areas affected by flooding


Eye care 'twin-track' approach

Eye care in Nepal


CDD Executive Director receives top award in Asia

A.H.M. Noman Khan, Executive Director of CBM partner organisation CDD, has been honoured for his work by receiving Asia’s premier prize


Hennig couple honoured with Quadriga Prize

CBM’s Dr. Albrecht Hennig and his wife Kristina have received the Quadriga Prize, recognising their work over three decades in Nepal


First 'Training of Trainers' workshop on accessibility held

CBM’s South India has conducted its first Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on Accessibility at Mobility India in Bangalore



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