Nepal Humanitarian Emergency

A woman with her child.
UNFPA Asia/Matthew Taylor

Nepal is a priority country for emergency preparedness and response in Asia, given its high susceptibility 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 very remote areas. Availability and quality of public services, including healthcare, is limited, due to weaknesses in institutional capacities. Nepal's geographical features make many remote, rural areas hard to reach, further complicating access to services and provision of humanitarian assistance. UNFPA has been leading the reproductive health (RH) sub-cluster as well as the gender-based violence (GBV) sub-cluster, 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 of lifesaving relief materials including reproductive health and dignity kits. In response to disasters, UNFPA distributes these kits and provides sexual and reproductive health services and information to affected women and young people. Both in preparedness and response, UNFPA works closely with federal, provincial and local authorities.

Country Population: 28.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.20 million
Last updated on - 14 Julio 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, 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
    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.

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