• sumitra pahiji with her son manish pahiji at bhaktapur 1

Capacity Building

Over 275,000 children from 855 schools have increased capacity on earthquake preparedness and practice regular drills.

DRR Integration

​We are working with partners to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction into annual and periodic local development plans.

Loss due to Disasters

Each year, at least 335,000 people are affected
and around
US$ 253 million is

 lost due to disasters.

Emergency Programme

Nepal is highly exposed to multi-hazards and it ranks 11th and 16th globally in terms of vulnerability to earthquakes and multi hazards respectively (Overseas Development Institute 2013). Climate change and extreme disasters threaten to reverse development gains and put more than 18 million people into poverty by 2030. UNICEF supports the government in enhancing community capacity and resilience through risk-informed programming to prevent, mitigate, adapt, prepare for and respond to disaster risks and climate change.


Where We Work

15 UNICEF Priority Districts: Achham, Bajhang, Baitadi, Bajura, Dolpa, Doti, Kalikot, Jumla, Humla, Mugu, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Parsa, Rautahat and Saptari together with nationwide support to other high risk districts prone to natural hazards.

Our Main Partners

Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, other line ministries and departments, District Development Committees, Civil Society Organizations, I/NGOs, Child Club Networks

Our Donors

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MAF)

Quick Facts

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