Contribution to the WFP's Emergency Food Assistance to Populations Affected by the Earthquake in Nepal

Contract partner: WFP - World Food ProgrammeCountry: Nepal Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 27.04.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of the program is to ensure that vulnerable people affected by the earthquake have adequate access to food and to prevent deterioration of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59 months (in line with WFP Strategic Objective 1-Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies).

Expected results

The Expected Results of the operation are the

timely provision of food, nutritional products, non-food items, cash transfers, and voucher

in sufficient quantity and quality to targeted beneficiaries in order to a) stabilize/reduce

undernutrition among children aged 6–59 months and b) stabilize/improve food

consumption over assistance period for targeted households/individuals.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The Emergency Operation targets 1,400,000 beneficiaries in the most affected areas with

particular attention to IDPs, pregnant and lactating mothers and children aged 6-59 months. This grant covers:

3,581 households (i.e. 17,904 beneficiaries) with cash-based transfers for 10 days.

WFP partners in Nepal include the Government of Nepal, Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, local NGOs, International NGOs (Good Neighbours International, CARITAS).

WFP operates in areas most affected by the earthquake (Kathmandu, Baktapur,

Lalitpur, Palanchok, Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha, Dhading in the

Central Region, and Kaski, Gorkha, Lamjung in the Western Region).


WFP works chiefly through: a) General Food Distributions combined with Supplementary Feeding to all children aged 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating moathers in prioritized areas), b) Cash-based Transfers.


On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with its epicentre in Gorkha District.

According to the Government about 9,000 people were killed, more than 19,000 injured, and

almost half a million houses fully destroyed. Many powerful aftershocks ranging in magnitude

from 4.1 to 6.7 took place in the following days. Villages in sparsely-populated mountainous and

hilly areas and more densely-populated districts were most affected. WFP identified three

priority areas and about 1.9 million people in need of immediate food assistance. The extension

of the project through the budget revision allows WFP to continue implementing its

response plan in order to assist particularly vulnerable households until the next harvest.

project number2809-03/2015
source of fundingBMNT
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Reproductive health: 1, Poverty: 1
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  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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