The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake is far from over. In fact, the aftershocks following the earthquake have continued compounding fears of further devastation among the affected population. 39 out of 75 districts are affected. Bhaktapur, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Kavre, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchok remain priority districts for health assistance.
New Government figures as of the 6 May show that the number of houses destroyed in the earthquake-affected districts is at least twice as high as previously reported; 284,455 houses have now been confirmed destroyed and another 234,102 damaged.
IPPF through its SPRINT initiative continues to scale up its relief operation. The endeavour is to reach people with specialised needs especially pregnant women who are in dire need of emergency care in underserved areas. Our
Member Association, Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), has rallied around its volunteers, staff and resources to respond to this devastating emergency.