Nepal Humanitarian Emergency

A woman with her child.
UNFPA Asia/Matthew Taylor

Nepal remains a priority country for emergency preparedness and response given its high risk of experiencing natural disasters. In April 2015, a massive earthquake devastated the country and left almost 3 million people in need of life-saving services and protection. The quake destroyed more than 80 per cent of the country's health facilities and reversed the progress that had been made in providing more extensive pre- and post-natal maternal care. Displacement camps were likewise unable to adequately address the health and safety needs of women and young people. UNFPA and partners have been working to provide sexual and reproductive health services, establishing mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and supporting studies to better address the humanitarian needs of those who have been affected.

Country Population: 28.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

738,000
184,500
29,520
177,120
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Nepal

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    40,539
    Number of safe spaces
    6
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    19
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    191
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    27

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.