Nepal Humanitarian Emergency

A woman with her child.
UNFPA Asia/Matthew Taylor

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.

Country Population: 28.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

11.3 million
3.3 million
3.3 million
Last updated on - April 2021

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2020

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    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 people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Dignity Kits distributed
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • 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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