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The Country Programme (CP) supports the Government of Nepal in enhancing the food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities and increasing resilience to disasters. The CP covers four areas:
Livelihood creation provides seasonal employment and livelihood training, rehabilitation of rural roads and trails, irrigation channels and other community assets. Under the livelihood creation programme, WFP implements the Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project, a joint five-year initiative that promotes the empowerment of rural women through livelihood activities.
Education support is provided to the Ministry of Education to achieve holistic approaches to student well-being by improving nutritional intake through school meals. In addition, support is provided to continue increasing knowledge related to nutrition.
Nutrition support is provided to the Ministry of Health to prevent chronic malnutrition among pregnant women, nursing mothers and children aged 6 to 23 months.
After a decade of post-conflict transition, political and
social progress in Nepal has been slow. The GDP per
capita is USD 707 and 25 percent of the population
lives on USD 1.25 per day.
Frequent natural disasters negatively affect livelihoods and food security. Nepal’s vulnerability to high food prices, especially in remote mountain areas, further exacerbates food insecurity. Challenging and isolated geography, natural disasters, civil unrest and lack of infrastructure complicate efforts to improve livelihoods, establish functioning markets and transport food.
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Publisher:
WFP ,   (2017 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, FOOD SECURITY, EMERGENCY RELIEF, DISASTER RELIEF, LIVELIHOOD, FOOD DISTRIBUTION, FOODS, NUTRITION, AGRICULTURE, FUNDS, CONFLICT, RECONSTRUCTION, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
Thematic Group:
 WFP : Food and Emergency humanitarian logistict support
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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