Leading Nepali Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, has come forward to extend her help for the pregnant women, new mothers and infants, girls and young people displaced in the earthquake that devastated Nepal. She is a goodwill ambassador for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA )in Nepal, and has promised to help in any way necessary.
"I am happy to renew my partnership with the UNFPA in my homeland at this crucial time," said Koirala. "The UNFPA's lifesaving interventions are needed more than ever now."
According to the agency, more than two million women of reproductive age have been affected by this disaster and are at a risk of unwanted pregnancies. More than 126,000 pregnant women are in need of urgent care to ensure that they deliver their babies safely.
UNFPA, along with the government is working at providing health care and medical facilities for the pregnant women. They are also providing reproductive health kits and a dignity kit. A dignity kits includes sanitary pads, a flashlight and new clothes.