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Supplies and Logistics


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Porters and a local health official carry UNICEF-provided vaccines on difficult terrains on the way to a measles, rubella and polio vaccination campaign to be conducted at Barpak Village Development Committee (VDC) health post in Gorkha District, the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake.

Nepal Earthquake – Six months on

More than six months on from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in April, killing Nearly 9,000 and affecting 2,8 million people, UNICEF responded immediately with pre-positioned supplies from four UNICEF warehouses inside the country. Additional supplies were mobilized from around the world.

UNICEF continues to work with counterparts and partners to distribute vital supplies to children and their families in the affected districts including  hygiene kits; vaccines; water purification solutions; vitamins; therapeutic foods; medical supplies; bed nets; and education recreational and early childhood development kits.

Nepal’s difficult terrain has proved a challenge in distribution efforts, as have monsoon rains which started in early June and caused a large number of landslides and damaged or blocked roads. These factors delayed transportation of relief supplies to the affected areas, exacerbating the impact to those already badly affected by the disaster. UNICEF and partners employed a range of transportation options, including airplanes, helicopters, trucks, tractors, cars, mules and porters, to ensure supplies reached the most vulnerable populations in the remotest parts of the country. Read more.


Infographic - Nepal Earthquakes: UNICEF Emergency Supply Routes & Response - June 2015

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A cargo plane carrying 40 metric tons of life-saving supplies landed in Kathmandu on 4 May to provide assistance to some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake.

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