Rs 21m French aid for kids hit by flood

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 23, 2017-

The French Government has provided Rs 20. 47 million  to Unicef Nepal for the flood victims in Nepal.

The aid will focus on the management of acute malnutrition in 18 flood-affected districts namely Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke and Bardiya through the provision of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for the treatment of children who are severely malnourished in those districts, according to a press statement.

The severity of acute malnutrition among children in these districts is “critical” or “severe” as per the WHO guidelines on child malnutrition under emergencies, it added. “The project, implemented through the Ministry of Health will meet the immediate nutritional needs of 3,000 of such children.”  

French Ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona said, “We are aware of the situation of malnutrition present amongst the children in the region and hence decided to work with the Unicef.” 

Published: 23-09-2017 07:05

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