Nepal Humanitarian Emergency

A woman with her child.

Country Population:

28.5 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Nepal is highly susceptible to natural hazards such as earthquakes and floods. Vulnerabilities are compounded by poverty; around a quarter of the population lives in extreme poverty, many in remote and hard-to-reach areas. Availability and quality of public services, including healthcare, is limited. UNFPA co-leads humanitarian preparedness and response in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence prevention and response, together with relevant Government ministries. UNFPA’s preparedness work focuses on enhancing coordination, strengthening capacities of service providers and other stakeholders, developing and updating disaster preparedness plans and guidelines, and prepositioning life-saving relief materials, including reproductive health and dignity kits. In response to disasters, UNFPA distributes these kits and provides SRH and GBV services and information to affected populations, particularly women and young people.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

11.3 million

Women of reproductive age

3.3 million

Pregnant women


Young people

3.3 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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