4.6 m food insecure people
1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished
US$ 5 m six months (MarAug 2019) net funding requirements
201,758 children received WFP school meals in February 2019.
Together with government representatives from the Health and Agriculture sectors, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal launched the Towards Zero Hunger in Nepal: A Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition 2018 report in February. The report provides a consolidated picture of the food security and nutrition status, challenges, opportunities and recommendations towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2:
Zero Hunger in Nepal by 2030. The World Food Programme provided technical support for the strategic review along with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
WFP signed an Operational Agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to implement Activity 3 (education component) of the Nepal Country Strategic Plan 20192023. Under the agreement, WFP will continue activities in support of the School Sector Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals, in alignment with the federalizing structure of the country.
WFP is supporting the agriculture, food security and nutrition components of the Government's fiveyear plan for development known as the 15th Plan Approach Paper. The paper is expected to be completed in the next couple of months.
Field level agreements for the Climate Change Adaptation Project have been signed with three cooperating partners. The project is aimed at increasing adaptive capacity of climate vulnerable and food insecure poor households by improved management of livelihood assets and natural resources in the mountainous districts of Karnali province.
The new Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Ms Hou Yanqi � visited WFP in February to meet the Country Director.
Potential funding and future collaborations were discussed during the meeting.
In February, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia signed a fiveyear funding agreement with WFP. DFAT's interests lies in WFP's emergency preparedness and response work.
WFP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to build a forward logistics base (FLB) at Dhangadhi airport.
This facility will be the second of seven planned logistics staging areas at the provincial level, the first being in Nepalgunj.
The Build Back Better project improving roads and trails is currently ongoing in Dolakha district. 37 percent of trail and 60 percent of road improvement work has been completed.
Source: World Food Programme