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2 July 2015

We know you may have questions about our emergency operations in Nepal. Here are some answers to questions raised on social media recently.

Nepal earthquake
25 June 2015

Two months after the Nepal earthquake hit, the emergency phase is set to end in coming weeks. This critical crossroads means that The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Nepal government’s focus has now shifted to longer-term recovery with food relief to be distributed to 1.15 million of the worst-affected people. There will be supplementary feeding for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and young children, as well as cash to affected people in certain districts in exchange for work, such as preparing fields for the planting season.

Nepal earthquake
24 June 2015

In earthquake-affected areas where there is access to markets, the World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing cash in exchange for recovery work.


23 June 2015

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are working together on a new project to build 50 temporary health clinics in parts of Nepal where the earthquake was more destructive. Five clinics are already finished, and another four are under construction. As Joanna Purcell reports, the first clinic opened in the village of Gajuri in the Dhading district, one of the areas worst-affected by the 25 April earthquake

Nepal earthquake
16 June 2015

At the request of the Nepali authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) collaborated with other United Nations agencies to airlift 60 children from a monastery that had been cut-off from the world by the two major earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May. 


10 June 2015

Nichola Peach is the regional cash and vouchers officer for the World Food Programme’s Asia regional bureau, based in Bangkok. She recently had to jump on a plane and head to Nepal as part of the earthquake response. Here she tells us the ins and outs of her role, and gives her advice for breaking into the humanitarian sector.

Nepal earthquake
2 June 2015

For many of the World Food Programme's (WFP) staff in Nepal, the quake has taken a personal toll, destroying homes and affecting families, but they continue to work in order to deliver humanitarian assistance to the thousands of survivors who need it most.

Nepal earthquake
25 May 2015

The World Food Programme's (WFP) response to the Nepal earthquake that struck the nation one month ago today has been to reach survivors in high-altitude areas that are hard to access. In the month since, WFP has distributed food to more than 1.7 million people in the worst-affected areas.

 


19 May 2015

A team of elite mountain climbers is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) reach earthquake survivors in some of Nepal’s toughest mountain terrain, areas that helicopters and trucks can’t reach.

Nepal earthquake
13 May 2015

Within hours of the quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, with the Emergency Coordinator, Richard Ragan, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.