4.6 million food insecure people
1.4 million malnourished pregnant and lactating women
US$ 2.2 million, six month (Sept 2019 Feb 2020) net funding requirements
58,685 people targeted in WFP's 2019 flood response
Since 11 July, districts across the southern belt of Nepal received heavy monsoon rains resulting in 117 deaths and the displacement of at least 12,000 households. An estimated 176,800 people's food security is currently affected as a result of the flooding, of which 79,900 people, or 13,800 households, are deemed to be the most in need of assistance.
Following a request from the Government, WFP has started a programme to prevent the deterioration of nutrition among children in five flood affected districts (Mahottari, Saptari, Siraha, Sarlahi and Rautahat) by implementing blanket supplementary feeding. Almost 45,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women will be reached under this programme. WFP is collaborating with UNICEF and other partners on the ground to integrate this programme with other emergency responses.
WFP completed cash distributions reaching 8,305 people in Siraha, one of the districts worst affected by the floods.
WFP held a two day learning mission to Sindhupalchock, a School Meals Programme (SMP) district, in August. Participants included government officials, WFP's Country Director and three WFP staff.
The objective of the mission was to develop a better understanding of Home Grown School Feeding from a sustainability perspective, which could be applied to the programme in the future.
After a period of thorough consultation with key stakeholders, WFP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four government bodies (the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry,
Commerce and Supplies, the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control and the Nepal Food Corporation) to support the scale up of rice fortification. The MoU should facilitate the reduction of micronutrient deficiencies in Nepal.
WFP conducted a four day Practical Emergency Logistics Training for 29 staff from the Nepal Police Disaster Management Division.
WFP has completed the Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience (CLEAR) an analytical approach developed by WFP to better understand how food security is affected by climate risks in all the districts of the Karnali and Sudurpaschim. The results of CLEAR will be reflected in WFP's next Food Security Atlas.
Source: World Food Programme