UNICEF Nepal Humanitarian Situation no. 17

1. Despite a gradual improvement of the humanitarian situation, two months after the devastating earthquake on 25 April and main shock on 12 May, 2.8 million people are still in need of assistance.
2. The Government of Nepal hosted the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction 2015 on 25 June in which $4.4 billion in aid was pledged by Nepal’s development partners.
3. As part of the Child Nutrition Week (CHW) campaign (28 June -4 July), UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health and partners to accelerate the delivery of essential nutrition services to over 50,000 children and women in the 14 most affected districts.
4. Following a decision of the Cabinet, the emergency top-ups under the UNICEF-supported cash transfer programme for vulnerable groups will be expanded to beneficiaries in 19 most affected districts. This in line with the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) recommendation. The funds for the payment of these emergency top-ups have already been transferred to 11 of the 19 most affected districts.

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