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UNICEF Nepal Humanitarian Situation Report 11, 20 May 2015
Abstract:
The second earthquake of a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale that struck Nepal on May 12 – which was a major aftershock of the earthquake of 25 April -- has worsened the living conditions of affected populations, particularly in the severely affected districts. This has also led to further destruction of educational facilities and health infrastructures especially in Dolakha and Sindupalchowk districts.The psychological impact of these two major earthquakes in less than three weeks cannot be underestimated, with increasing needs for psychosocial interventions and safe spaces for children to be together, feel supported and receive psychosocial support.65 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are now set up for displaced communities, benefiting almost 10,000 affected children. These Child Friendly Spaces have been set up by the Education and Protection clusters in 8 districts. UNICEF reached approximately 305,109 people with water interventions. 45,201 people were provided with access to adequate sanitation and hand washing facilities and 225,585 people benefited from hygiene education and materials through interpersonal communication. Road travel is threatened by landslides and unstable buildings. This threat has an emotional impact on field staff while also challenging relief operations. The window of opportunity to reach and provide assistance to all affected populations, including in the remote, mountainous parts of the affected areas is narrowing as the monsoon season approaches and is expected to further complicate logistics.
Publisher: UNICEF 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
Thematic Group:
UNICEF, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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UNICEF Nepal Humanitarian Situation Report 11, 20 May 2015
Abstract:
The second earthquake of a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale that struck Nepal on May 12 – which was a major aftershock of the earthquake of 25 April -- has worsened the living conditions of affected populations, particularly in the severely affected districts. This has also led to further destruction of educational facilities and health infrastructures especially in Dolakha and Sindupalchowk districts.The psychological impact of these two major earthquakes in less than three weeks cannot be underestimated, with increasing needs for psychosocial interventions and safe spaces for children to be together, feel supported and receive psychosocial support.65 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are now set up for displaced communities, benefiting almost 10,000 affected children. These Child Friendly Spaces have been set up by the Education and Protection clusters in 8 districts. UNICEF reached approximately 305,109 people with water interventions. 45,201 people were provided with access to adequate sanitation and hand washing facilities and 225,585 people benefited from hygiene education and materials through interpersonal communication. Road travel is threatened by landslides and unstable buildings. This threat has an emotional impact on field staff while also challenging relief operations. The window of opportunity to reach and provide assistance to all affected populations, including in the remote, mountainous parts of the affected areas is narrowing as the monsoon season approaches and is expected to further complicate logistics.
Publisher: UNICEF Type / Script:
Official Document  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
Thematic Group:
UNICEF, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
PDF | File Size: 696 KB   Download
Feeder: KOMAL KUNWAR, Editor: , Auditor:
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