Responding in the aftermath of Nepal's earthquake
5 May 2015
  • The disaster has been devastating. Most of the houses in Rampur Village, in Kavre District, have been flattened. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • Sabina Dauwar, 17, fled from her house during the quake. She is three months pregnant. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • She and her family now live in a tent. Sabina says she has a constant headache and fever. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • Rabina Danuwar and her 14-month-old son are now homeless. Pregnant women, new mothers and infants are all in need of assistance. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • UNFPA is distributing hygiene materials for women and girls of reproductive age. Sajina Aryal (in green) says the materials are critically important. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • The Family Planning Association of Nepal, with support from UNFPA, has established a health camp in Rampur Village. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • And Kiran Bajracharya, of the Midwifery Society of Nepal – another UNFPA partner – says midwives are playing a key role in supporting survivors. Photo courtesy of Kiran Bajracharya.

  • But as the country slowly recovers, many more efforts will be required to ensure women and girls are safe and healthy. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • In many villages, large numbers of men are absent, working as migrant labourers elsewhere. Women are struggling to care for their families on their own. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

  • Sharmila Thapa, 25, breastfeeds her 6-month-old baby. She says women and girls have “unique needs” that must not be forgotten in the weeks to come. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri

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