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The ICRC in Nepal

A father and mother in front of a gate set up in memory of missing persons by their families with support from the ICRC's psychosocial support (Hateymalo) programme. The father is pointing out the name of their son.

Since the end of Nepal’s armed conflict in 2006, the ICRC has been addressing the humanitarian consequences of the conflict and helping people affected by current unrest. We help the Nepal Red Cross Society, State authorities and other bodies to boost their emergency capacities, and we promote international humanitarian law. The ICRC carries out most of its work jointly with the National Society. Read full overview

Facts and Figures

In 2013, the ICRC:

  • registered 45 new cases of missing persons, bringing the total number to 1,359;
  • expanded psychosocial support into 10 more districts, reaching 272 additional families. Nearly a thousand families have benefited from the ICRC services since 2010;
  • helped 43 Bhutanese refugees to visit 23 relatives detained in Bhutan;
  • supported two physical rehabilitation centres, which together provided services for more than 1,300 people with disabilities;
  • donated supplies as needed to 36 hospitals to enable them to provide surgical or other medical care for people wounded in isolated incidents of violence and for other patients;
  • trained almost 400 Armed Police Force and Nepal Police personnel in the basics of dead-body management, while 24 members of each force were also trained as trainers in this subject and in emergency first aid;
  • supported the training of 63 doctors, including two from the Bangladesh military, in the management of trauma cases through a specialized emergency-room trauma course;
  • trained more than 300 Red Cross action team volunteers in emergency preparedness and response at district level.

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  • The ICRC in Nepal

    During the 1996-2006 conflict between Nepalese security forces and Maoist insurgents the ICRC served as a neutral intermediary, helping civilians and visiting detainees. Since 2006, we have been busy tracing missing persons and addressing the consequences of the conflict.

  • Hateymalo accompaniment program

    The Hateymalo program help the families of missing persons cope with the ambiguity of their loss through the provision of psychological, socio-cultural, economic, and legal/administrative support.