4.6 m foodinsecure people
1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished
US$ 6.3 m sixmonth (AprSep 2019) net funding requirements
211,647 children received WFP school meals in March 2019.
On 10 March 2019, WFP lost seven members of staff who were aboard the illfated Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, bound for Nairobi from Ethiopia which killed all 157 passengers. Amongst them was Ekta Adhikari, a dedicated young humanitarian who had worked for WFP in Nepal,
Papa New Guinea and Ethiopia. In a tribute WFP's Executive Director David Beasley said, As we mourn, let us reflect that our colleagues were willing to travel and work far from their homes and loved ones to help make the world a better place to live. That was their calling, as it is for the rest of the WFP family.
In support of the Government, WFP completed an initial draft of the Integrated National School Meal Programme Implementation guideline. Once approved, this guideline is expected to standardize the implementation of school feeding across the country.
Together with the National Planning Commission, WFP conducted a Consolidated Livelihoods Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR) in Province 7. CLEAR is an analytical approach developed by WFP to better understand how food security is affected by climate risks, including floods, cyclones and droughts.
WFP's Evidence, Policy and Innovation unit has been selected to participate in the WFP Innovation Accelerator's Bootcamp in Germany in May. The unit will work with business development experts on lastmile data collection and rural financial access innovations.
A Forecastbased Financing (FbF) mission successfully identified sites and established warehouse management committees with the local authorities for the prepositioning of emergency supplies.
WFP continues to improve access through engineering. Work on two trails are 90 percent and 15 percent complete under the Purnima project in Gorkha and Dhading. Build Back Better has completed 50 percent road work, with the trails being 90 percent completed, in Dolakha.
Under the Emergency Preparedness and Response Project, WFP is conducting a Logistics Capacity Assessment in three provinces 2, 6 and 7. This is expected to be completed within the next three months.
Source: World Food Programme