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WFP Nepal Country Brief, June 2016

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Situation Report
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Highlights

  • On 13 June, the Nepal Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP), a food security monitoring system, was handed over to the Government of Nepal. The Government will now lead and take ownership of NeKSAP with continuing support from WFP.

  • The Government of Nepal has requested for WFP’s assistance to respond to a drought in the isolated Karnali zone, located in the north-west of the country.

  • Funding constraints for PRRO 200875 mean that WFP, at present, is only able to initiate operations in the most food insecure areas of two districts.

Operational Updates

  • WFP is beginning to formalize the EPR Trust Fund concept note and has shared with partners the latest version. With this feedback, WFP can refine and further enhance preparedness plans.

  • The PRRO supporting refugees has reduced the food basket and halted supplementary activities starting in July 2016, with these changes the food pipeline is covered until the end of 2016. There are no additional contributions expected and a food pipeline is covered until the end of 2016. While making every effort to raise resources needed, WFP is discussing with the Government and UNHCR how to plan for the future in the event that additional funds are not forthcoming.

  • In June, WFP and the European Union handed over NeKSAP, a crucial food security monitoring system, to the Government of Nepal. NeKSAP has been jointly operated by the Ministry of Agricultural Development under the guidance of the National Planning Commission since 2002. In June, a video about the work was showcased at WFP’s Headquarter during the Executive Board meeting.

  • WFP is now preparing for the implementation of PRRO 200875. Extended negotiations have taken place with the National Reconstruction Authority. The sub-offices necessary to support implementation have been established. The selection of co-operating partners is nearing completion and it is expected that community consultations will take place during the monsoon, with construction and training activities beginning postmonsoon, when access to these remote areas is reestablished.
    WFP’s support to these populations will continue under the PRRO into 2018, aiming to serve vulnerable communities with their long-term food security and livelihoods.

  • Due to a drought in the isolated Karnali zone, located in the north-west of Nepal, the Government of Nepal has requested for WFP’s assistance. In response to this request, WFP held an informal donor information meeting and activated an Immediate Response Emergency Operation (IR-EMOP). The implementation of the IREMOP began in June. Although the Government has responded by allocating rice from its existing reserves to distribute to the most food insecure households in the most remote areas of the Karnali, it does not have sufficient resources to continue to provide support during the post-monsoon period (September – December) when food insecurity will be at its most severe.