Press Releases

  • 02 Aug 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS Of the 712,725 households whose homes destroyed or damaged across 14 priority districts, just over 50 per cent have received emergency shelter assistance – many more households in remote locations are yet to be reached. Corrugated galvanised iron (CGI) sheeting has been identified as the most important item for improving temporary shelters and for the reconstruction process. Only 13 per cent of...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS The WASH Cluster caseload has been revised based on more detailed assessments at the Village Development Committee (VDC) level. The WASH Cluster has shifted reporting on caseload, partner targets and achievements at the VDC level on a weekly basis (please refer to the District WASH Dashboards). With the monsoon underway, preparedness planning and prepositioning of WASH items is being conducted...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS Non-discriminatory access to humanitarian assistance and targeted support for people with specific concerns, including female headed households, children, people with disabilities, the elderly, caste-based and ethnic minorities, and indigenous communities, remain priority concerns. For all affected people, psychosocial support and access to accurate and timely information on assistance and...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS An estimated 404,000 children under age-5 and 185,000 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) are at risk of acute malnutrition. Based on revised estimations from the health management information system, up to 2,500 children (6 to 59 months) are projected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months and similarly around 14,500 (boys and girls) under age-5 will suffer from...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal RESPONSE ACTIVITIES & CONSTRAINTS Since April, the Logistics Cluster has handled a total of 14,368 metric tons (mt) of humanitarian cargo for 124 humanitarian organizations. Over 3,600 truckloads have been dispatched from Kathmandu, Deurali and Chautara hubs. Between 12 June and 15 July, 8,329mt of cargo were handled for 73 organisations. Prioritisation for cargo transport is taking place under the list of...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS Almost 3 months after the 25 April earthquake, public health needs in the affected districts continue to be addressed. Of the more than 1,000 health facilities that had been damaged, the Health Ministry with the support of health cluster partners have been able to resume basic health services in 99.8 per cent of health facilities in the quake affected districts. Health partners are also present...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS An estimated 1.4 million people continue to require food assistance to meet their daily dietary requirements while 1 million people need support to protect and restore their agri-based livelihoods. Markets functionality remain limited in a large portion of worst earthquake-hit areas and a number of roads are significantly damaged or not passable. With the high level of damage caused by the...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal RESPONSE ACTIVITIES & CONSTRAINTS Prior to the 25 April and 12 May earthquakes, the humanitarian community in Nepal had been developing contingencies and pre-positioning supplies including emergency telecommunications equipment for a possible earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley. As a result of these preparedness initiatives, the Cluster was able to quickly mobilise to respond. As a common service to support the...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS The following early recovery priorities have been set under the leadership of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) and the Ministry of Urban Development: Debris management and safe demolition With over 600,000 houses destroyed and another 280,000 damaged, approximately 50 million cubic metres of debris need to be managed where the priority is the estimated 2 million...
  • 29 Jul 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS The Cluster estimates that over 1 million children are left without access to a safe permanent classrooms. The psychosocial impact of the disaster also continues to be felt by children and communities. In a survey of over 200 teachers working in earthquake-affected schools, about 33 per cent reported that their students continued to express fear and anxiety. Results of school structural...