Two months after the first of the two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, some 2.8 million of the people affected still require vital humanitarian assistance. With nearly 600,000 houses destroyed and another 280,000 damaged by the quakes, hundreds of thousands of people continue to remain in makeshift shelters.
Aid agencies estimate that more than 1 million people continue to require food assistance to meet their daily dietary requirements, while 500,000 people need continued support to protect and restore their livelihoods. More than 900,000 people depend on sustained provision of water and sanitation, including 2,000 communities relying on water filtration kits provided by humanitarian partners.
Access to safe temporary learning spaces is still required for some 370,000 children. Provision of relief depends now even more on the logistical support with the monsoon season having started.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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