NEPAL / ONE MONTH AFTER

25-May-2015 00:02:42
One month after the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal and caused widespread death and destruction, an estimated 70,000 children under five need urgent nutrition support so as to prevent a deterioration of their health, according to the UN Children's Fund. UNICEF
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STORY: NEPAL / ONE MONTH AFTER

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SOURCE: UNICEF

RESTRICTIONS: EMBARGO: 00:01 GMT 25 May 2015

LANGUAGE: NEPALESE /NATS


DATELINE: 15-21 MAY 2015 DOLAKHA, MULKHARKA, SUNDARIJAL, KATHMANDU, NEPAL
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15, 16 May 2015, Dolakha, Nepal

1. Wide shot, Charikot, Dolakha, houses damaged by earthquake
2. Wide shot, people trying to remove tin roof from collapsed houses
3. Wide shot, people walking through rubble
4. Wide shot, children running through rubble

21 May, 22015 Mulkharka, Sundarijal, Kathmandu

5. Med shot, UNICEF sign on wall
6. Wide shot, Training on Emergency Nutrition Response for Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV)
7. Med shot, volunteers under training
8. SOUNDBITE (Nepalese) Regam Ranjit, Coordinator, Social Development Promotion Center
“The current situation is very fluid and there is no certainty about the accommodation and meals for people, and thus women and children are most affected. So they are at more risk of malnutrition. This program is aimed to prevent malnutrition among these women and children.”
9. Med shot, volunteers under training
10. Med shot, volunteer with Mid- Upper Arm Circumference measuring tape (tape used to examine malnutrition in children)
11. Various shots, health staff demonstrating how to use tape and examine children for malnutrition
12. SOUNDBITE (Nepalese) Regam Ranjit, Coordinator, Social Development Promotion Center:
“In the current situation, mothers are particularly very much traumatized. Even us - we keep thinking about the tremors and are ready to run whenever it happens. Thus, we have been providing counseling services through FCHVs for such traumatized mothers, so they are better able to take care of themselves and their children.”
13. Various shots, community health volunteers speaking to mothers and their children, advising about nutrition and examining children
STORYLINE
One month after the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal and caused widespread death and destruction, an estimated 70,000 children under five need urgent nutrition support so as to prevent a deterioration of their health, according to UNICEF.

Around 15,000 children in 14 of the worst-hit districts will require therapeutic foods – like nutrient-rich ready-to-use peanut paste – for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Additionally, some 55,000 children with moderate acute malnutrition will require supplementary feeding and care to bring them back to healthy growth and development.

UNICEF is working with national and international partners and the government of Nepal to deliver a comprehensive nutrition response that includes supporting community screening to identify children with severe acute malnutrition in affected districts.

SOUNDBITE (Nepalese) Regam Ranjit, Coordinator, Social Development Promotion Center
“The current situation is very fluid and there is no certainty about the accommodation and meals for people, and thus women and children are most affected. So they are at more risk of malnutrition. This program is aimed to prevent malnutrition among these women and children.”

Before the earthquake, more than one in ten children across Nepal were already suffering from acute malnutrition while close to four in ten had stunted growth due to chronic undernutrition. UNICEF has serious concerns that the situation could deteriorate in the wake of this disaster, and would undo the gains in nutrition that this country has achieved in the past few years.
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