- Published on: 07/07/2015
On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The earthquake affected people in 39 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Overall, some 8 million people were affected by the earthquake, including two million women of reproductive age.
Experience from previous emergencies, including flood responses in Nepal, tell us that pregnancy-related deaths and gender-based violence increase under these circumstances.
In this video, a lactating mother shares the problems she faced and how reproductive health camps benefit new mothers. It also shows the overall responses of UNFPA to the earthquake.