This low-lying country is extremely vulnerable to climate disasters and hosts a large number of refugees from neighbouring countries.
After a decade of unstable governments and armed conflicts, Nepal suffers from a range of development and humanitarian challenges – from endemic poverty to widespread undernutrition.
One-third of the Nepalese population lives below the poverty line. To survive, most families depend on farming and agriculture is the main source of livelihood for 80% of the population.
Due to its location surrounded by the Himalayas, Nepal is vulnerable to natural disasters – intensifying the challenges posed by hunger. Floods, earthquakes, storms, avalanches and landslides are common.
In April 2015, Action Against Hunger responded to an earthquake which left 9,000 people dead and more than 22,000 injured. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the region in decades.
As Nepal recovers, we’re continuing to challenge child hunger by working in six districts across the country.