As of 6 April, 2016, UNICEF received HK$920 million as of 6 April, 2016 thanks to generous contribution from a number of governments, multilateral and private donors. By making use of these donations, UNICEF supported a number of live-saving activities across the areas of health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); education; child protection; and social protection.
On 8 October 2015, Rupa Shrestha holds her 22 days old daughter in UNICEF supported shelter home for pregnant and lactating mothers in Bhaktapur Kathmandu. She came to the shelter home when she was 8 months pregnant and planning to stay here for another couple of months as she has no place to go with such a small baby. Over 11,000 pregnant and postnatal women like Rupa had continuous and equitable access to primary health care services through 22 UNICEF-supported shelter homes.
Kriti KC, a young health professional working with UNICEF’s partner, measures four-year-old Akriti Banskota’s mid-upper arm circumference to check her nutrition status. Following the earthquake, a UNICEF-supported nutrition program identified Akriti as being severely malnourished and provided Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to improve her nutrition status. “It feels great to hear her laughing and talking and running around,” said Kriti KC, recalling how weak Akriti had been when she first met her.
Porters carry UNICEF-provided vaccines on difficult terrains on the way to a vaccination campaign to be conducted at Barpak Village in Gorkha District, the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake. Over 537,000 children under age of 5 years in the earthquake affected districts received measles-rubella and polio vaccines during UNICEF-supported emergency immunization campaign to protect them from deadly infectious disease.
After five week following the earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May, teachers, members of school management committee, students and parents worked together to set up the makeshift school. The earthquake in 2015 destroyed over 35,000 classrooms, jeopardizing the education of almost 1 million children in Nepal. Over 179,300 children benefited from the 1,793 temporary learning centres that established with UNICEF’s support.
On 30 April, children play in a tent housing a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Tundikhel, Kathmanudu. A UNICEF counsellor was present at the space to talk with children about what they had endured. Over 180,000 children and caregivers were provided with psychoscocial support from UNICEF.
One year after the earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal on 25 April,
179,300 children benefitted from 1,793 Temporary Learning Centres (TLCs) established with UNICEF support
537,081 children aged 6-59 months vaccinated for Measles, Rubella and Polio
1,324,969 people have been reached with emergency and longer-term water supply interventions, including water trucking to camps, distribution of water kits and containers and water treatment products
1,851 people (850 children, 1,001 adults) have been intercepted from trafficking since the earthquake and provided with temporary shelter, psychosocial support services, clothing, and health and safety awareness
Provide measles vaccines
to protect 100 children from this killer disease
Provide 1 month of nutrition treatment for a child
To learn UNICEF’s work in Nepal throughout the year,
read UNICEF’s latest report “One Year Later, Moving On”