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 for natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. In August 2017, the worst rains in 15 years struck Nepal, triggering widespread large-scale flooding and landslides in 35 of the country’s 75 districts.  An ‘Initial Rapid Assessment’ (IRA) shows that 1.7 million people comprises 875,324 males and 830,010 females have been affected, the majority of whom concentrated in ten districts in the ‘Terai’. A total of 460,000 people have been displaced with nearly 65,000 houses completely destroyed. It is estimated  that 425,000 are women of reproductive age. Around 22% of households in the region are female headed, due to large migration outflows of men. UNFPA's integrated the RH and GBV response has been providing through conducting the mobile reproductive health camps, establishing Female-Friendly Spaces, distributing the life-saving ERH kits inclduing rape treatment kits and orienting the health service providers on its use, distributing dignity kits and coordination through health and protection clusters for effective response. 

Country Population: 28.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
  • Services delivered
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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.
  • 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.