UNICEF Nepal Humanitarian Situation Report 19, 20 August 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • As of 18 August, 31 cases of Cholera have been confirmed in some parts in the Western Kathmandu. No deaths reported so far. UNICEF, together with the Government and the Health sector have responded to this situation with the mobilisation and training of Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), water quality testing and hygiene promotion in the affected areas and nearby camp sites.

  • A week-long Measles immunisation campaign started on 15 August in 14 most affected districts, aiming to reach about 600,000 children between six months to five years of age. Oral Polio Vaccine is added in five of these districts.

  • Internal displacement continues in the affected districts. A total of 59,433 people have been displaced from 11,100 households living in 104 displacement sites. The number of IDP families in Kathmandu alone has increased from 1,025 households to 1,549 households in the Chuchhepati site.