Women, children, senior citizens and differently-abled people suffered the most in quake
KATHMANDU: Women, children, senior citizens and differently-abled people suffered the most due to the devastating ‘Gorkha earthquake’, according to a UN body.
In a press release issued on Saturday on the occasion of the World Population Day, Nepal Representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Giulia Vallese, stated that a total of 8 million people in 14 districts were affected by the quake.
According to the UNFPA, a large number of women specially pregnant and lactating mother have been facing health-related problems after the earthquake damaged health institutions in various parts of the country.
A recently released Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) has mentioned that women have faced different problems including gender-based violence, sexual harassment, HIV/AIDS infection, trafficking in human, child marriage and unwanted pregnancy during such emergency hour.
This year's World Population Day has mainly given emphasis to vulnerable population during the emergency.
The World Population Day is being celebrated today with the theme of "Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies."