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Nepal Situation Report #3, 4 May 2015
Abstract:
WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Nepal from 1 to 3 May 2015, where she held meetings with Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, who were also in-country. The Executive Director met government authorities and WFP staff and humanitarians involved in relief efforts. She also flew across the affected areas to witness first-hand the extent of the earthquake’s impact on the more remote locations. During her visit, she appealed to the international donor community to fund critical relief efforts, including WFP’s US$116.6 million Emergency Operation and US$34 million Special Operations which provide a common services platform for the humanitarian community. Just over a week after the earthquake, WFP has distributed rice and high-energy biscuits to more than 196,000 people and has positioned supplies to feed about half a million people in the worst-affected areas. Food distributions are being combined with the delivery of much-needed medical supplies and tarpaulins for shelter as well as hospital equipment and other urgent relief items to reach remote districts, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. WFP’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) assessment has identified three priority areas across highly-affected districts. WFP estimates that 1.4 million people are in need of immediate food assistance (see map on page 3). As of 3 May, WFP has handled more than 2,500 cubic meters of humanitarian cargo for over 30 organizations at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA), funded by the United Kingdom.
Publisher: WFP Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, LANDFORMS, PLATE TECTONICS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF, FOOD AND NUTRITION, LOGISTICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Thematic Group:
WFP, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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