Nepal

An Action Against Hunger field worker screens a boy in Nepal for malnutrition.
Photo: Stéphane Remael for Action Against Hunger, Nepal
Population
28.5 million
Human Development Index
144 (out of 188 countries ranked)
Our Team
25 employees
Program Start
2005

People Helped in 2018: 123,432

106,546
People Reached by Nutrition and Health Programs 
8,444
People Reached by Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs 
7,271
People Reached by Food Security and Livelihoods Programs 

After a decade of unstable governments and armed conflicts, law and order are still tenuous at best in Nepal, where a culture of impunity persists. One-third of the Nepalese population lives below the poverty line. Agriculture, the backbone of the Nepalese economy, is the main source of livelihood for 80% of the population. Nepal is also among the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters: due to its geographical location in the Himalayas, within a high-risk earthquake zone, more than 80% of the country's population is frequently threatened by floods, landslides, storms or earthquakes. In addition, field surveys have revealed alarming malnutrition rates.

In 2018, we worked in the districts of Nawalparasi, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Rautahat, and Saptari. In partnership with civil society and government agencies, we strengthened local capacity and trained staff. Our advocacy teams worked with the Nepalese authorities to expand nutrition interventions.

 

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