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Emergency Food Assistance for Flood-Affected People in Mid-Western Nepal

Operation ID: 200768

This operation has expired on 30 June 2015.

Despite significant progress in many social and human development indicators, Nepal remains one of the poorest and most food insecure countries in Asia. While the hills and mountainous regions register the highest stunting rates (42.3%), the plain area of the south, called Terrai, have the highest levels of wasting (15.8% versus a national average of 11.3%) and anemia (55.1% versus a national average of 46.4% for children and 51.6% versus 35% for women aged 15-49).