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Post-earthquake recovery activities continue. WFP utilizes trekking infrastructure to deliver aid. Number of earthquake-affected people requiring immediate food assistance declines. Government delays impede release of reconstruction funds.

After the 2015 earthquakes, the Government of Nepal and partners estimate that nearly 8,000 public and private schools were destroyed or damaged beyond use. Through a $10.6 million, three-year grant to UNICEF, USAID supports the Ministry of Education to resume education in 14 of the most-affected districts. In this collaborative effort, USAID and UNICEF provided targeted support during the critical emergency period and into the stages of early recovery and continues to provide a strong response to children’s education needs while permanent schools remain under construction.

The Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) is a five-year, $53.8 million project to support the Ministry of Education to improve the foundational reading skills of Nepali primary school students in grades one through three. The project will directly support the National Early Grade Reading Program (NEGRP), which aims to help children to read with fluency and comprehension. NEGRP is led by the Ministry of Education with support from USAID and other donors under the Ministry’s School Sector Development Plan.

USAID’s Health for Life Logistics project will strengthen Nepal’s existing health logistics management systems to ensure sustained availability of essential health commodities in facilities across Nepal.

USAID’s Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord stump of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality

Monsoon season floods and landslides hinder aid delivery and exacerbate living conditions for displaced people. Approximately 80,000 people evacuate from areas at risk of landslides since July. USAID/OFDA partners continue to assist earthquake-affected populations.

The Government of Nepal (GoN) authorizes relocation of some earthquake-affected populations. Relief agencies continue to distribute and pre-position relief supplies. Donors pledge $4.4 billion for Nepal's reconstruction.

The April 25 earthquake and aftershocks have increased the risk of monsoon-related landslides. USAID/OFDA expands support to include radio broadcasts, debris removal, and mental health services.

On June 25, 2015, Secretary Kerry announced a pledge that increases the total amount of U.S. emergency relief and early recovery assistance to Nepal to $130 million. Building upon our support to date to Nepal after the April 25, 2015 earthquake, this announcement is only the beginning of our contribution and we, with the support of our Congress, will continue to work with Nepal to support its long-term earthquake recovery needs across multiple years.

USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) transitions to a field office. Relief agencies continue monsoon season preparations in earthquake-affected areas as heavy rains begin in eastern Nepal. USAID/OFDA commits additional funding to assist earthquake-affected populations in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk districts.

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Last updated: August 08, 2017

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