In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake on 25th April 2015, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and many other partners, reached out to the most vulnerable population in the 14 most-affected districts to deliver SRH services, with a special programme for adolescents, and to prevent and respond to GBV.
UNFPA’s integrated RH and GBV response focused on conducting mobile RH camps, supporting female -friendly spaces (FFS), delivering dignity kits, providing life-saving reproductive health equipment and supplies (RH Kits) and building the capacity of the health service providers.
The Emergency Flash Appeal phase ended on 30 September, with the majority of goals being met. However, a number of interventions are continuing given the needs that have emerged and as part of the transition from relief to recovery and through to sustainable development.
UNFPA continued implementing its programmes in its pre-earthquake priority districts and is seeking ways to integrate some of its interventions in the earthquake-affected districts at the time of writing.
The period August through September was a period of significant political unrest in Nepal, with demonstrations and strikes effecting im- plementation. Furthermore, at the time of writing, the country was in the grips of a nation-wide fuel crisis, further restricting implementation. While some delays have been observed in distributions and activity start dates, despite these obstacles, the majority of activities remain on track.