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WFP Nepal Country Brief, April 2018

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

4.6 million Food insecure people

1.4 million Pregnant and nursing women malnourished

325,000 Children under 5 years malnourished

13,680 earthquake affected people received food in April

Operational Updates

  • The Emergency Preparedness and Response project (Phase II) has been approved by the Government of Nepal. A Letter of Understanding was signed at the Humanitarian Staging Area in April. The agreement formalised WFP’s engagement in emergency preparedness activities, especially the extension of key humanitarian logistics infrastructures such as forward logistics bases and mobile logistics hubs.

  • Namaste WFP - a toll free beneficiary protection mechanism - has been strengthening beneficiary communication in all project areas. Information Education and Communication materials which incorporates wider issues of accountability, transparency and protection have been developed and distributed to beneficiaries of WFP operations.

  • WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, scaled up the Forecast-based Emergency Preparedness project in the flood prone central and eastern Terai (plain) of Nepal. The project will improve climate risk analysis and strengthen the early warning systems based on indicators and thresholds of flooding, and link them to the Standard Operating Procedures to reduce human suffering caused by climate-related hazards.

  • WFP held a lessons learnt workshop of the flood emergency nutrition response project. It was organized in Biratnagar in collaboration with District Health Offices, UNICEF and the Child Health Division, Department of Health Services.

  • Reconstruction of 235 community assets were completed in three earthquake affected districts, directly benefiting 11,419 households.

  • Trail improvement work is ongoing in Dolakha and Dhadhing.

  • Orientations were carried out in School Meal Programme districts to share overall programme direction, interventions and goals of the new project cycle.