A Report on Food Security Impact of the 2015 Earthquake


This report highlights the findings of a household food security assessment as well as district food security network meetings carried out between 8 to 20 May to inform the food security response for the Nepal 2015 earthquakes. The earthquake has severely impacted food security in Nepal, affecting approximately 1.4 million people, with the majority residing in heavily damaged areas along the seismic belt. Remote mountain areas face particular challenges, with nearly 70 percent of households experiencing poor or borderline food consumption. Widespread losses of household food stocks, including 52,000 MT of lost grain stocks, pose a significant threat to both immediate and long-term food security. Humanitarian agencies are utilizing helicopters and porters to reach inaccessible areas. Crop and livestock losses, along with damage to agricultural tools, add to the concerns. Daily labor and trade-dependent households are experiencing substantial income losses, while market access remains a challenge in remote mountain areas, further exacerbated by the upcoming monsoon. Food assistance has been crucial in preventing a further escalation of food insecurity, providing a vital source of cereals and pulses for 40 percent of surveyed households.





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