Reaching the most vulnerable: cash transfers as an emergency response in Nepal

Jun 17, 2016

On 25th April and 12th May 2015, two powerful earthquakes struck the central parts of Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people died and hundreds of thousands lost their homes, their assets and opportunities to earn an income. Between 700,000 and 1 million people are estimated to have been pushed below the poverty line.

As part of the disaster response, UNICEF supported the Government of Nepal to provide emergency cash transfers to more than 430,000 vulnerable people in 19 districts most affected by the earthquakes.

This film tells the story of how it was done and its relevance to disaster response in countries like Nepal.

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