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WFP Nepal Country Brief, December 2016

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  • From 6 – 8 December, WFP in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), held a three-day Simulation Exercise on emergency preparedness, response, and capacity building at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA). The exercise saw more than 150 participants attend, from the Government, armed forces, and civil society.

  • The number of planned beneficiaries under the maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) project has significantly increased due to the Government and WFP’s decision to increase the target age range (from under 2’s to under 5’s) based on global acute malnutrition scores of 16%, above the critical threshold for acute malnutrition.

WFP Assistance

CP 200319: The Country Programme (CP) supports the Government of Nepal in enhancing the food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities and increasing resilience to disasters. The CP covers four areas:

Livelihood creation provides seasonal employment and livelihood training, rehabilitation of rural roads and trails, irrigation channels and other community assets. Under the livelihood creation programme, WFP implements the Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project, a joint five-year initiative that promotes the empowerment of rural women through livelihood activities.

Education support is provided to the Ministry of Education to achieve holistic approaches to student well-being by improving nutritional intake through school meals. In addition, support is provided to continue increasing knowledge related to nutrition.

Nutrition support is provided to the Ministry of Health to prevent chronic malnutrition among pregnant women, nursing mothers and children aged 6 to 23 months.

Capacity development includes Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM), the Government’s Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP) and Emergency Preparedness Response.

PRRO 200875: The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) transitions from the Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200668 and will support vulnerable earthquake-affected populations in Gorkha, Nuwakot, and Dhading.

PRRO 200787: This operation continues to support refugees from Bhutan through food assistance. WFP further supports the refugees with a Reclamation Gardening Programme, wherein the population are supported with vegetable seeds, saplings, manure, gardening equipment and trainings.

SO 200848: The Special Operation (SO) comprised the Logistics Cluster, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, and the Remote Access Operation (RAO) during the initial response to the earthquake emergency. At present, WFP is continuing the RAO, with trail work in earthquake affected districts.

SO 200999: Approved in November 2016, this SO builds on the national and district level emergency logistics capacities to respond to future emergencies.