The UN has allocated about USD 3 million to provide relief to nearly 1.5 million people in rural Nepal.
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) aid will help poor in the the rural area of the Himalayan republic who are suffering from rapidly increasing food and fuel prices, the destruction of crops by recent floods and the effects of long-term conflict.
People in remote regions of Nepal, which is emerging from years of civil war, need urgent assistance to meet basic food needs and levels of acute malnutrition are extremely high, especially among poor, landless and marginalised populations, the world body said.
The funding will ensure that vulnerable families continue to receive critical aid from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and partners as well as creating quick impact opportunities to help restore family livelihoods through community construction and infrastructure projects.
The CERF was established in 2006 with a goal of reaching USD 500 million annually to provide rapid relief for sudden emergencies such as floods and earthquakes and for longer running under funded crises.