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Nepal: Floods and Landslides Emergency Appeal n° MDRNP007

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This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2, 451,003 to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (50,000 people), focusing on relief distributions, water & sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, emergency and recovery shelter assistance, restoring family links, National Society capacity building and disaster preparedness & risk reduction.

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India + 1 other
Situation Report 2: Uttar Pradesh Flood

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Sphere India

A. Situation Report

The heavy rainfall in Nepal and Uttarakhand has created flood situation in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The situations of major rivers are as below—

 Sharda river is flowing 0.040 mt above danger mark at Paliyakalan

 Rapti river is flowing 0.330 mt above danger mark at Gorakhpur and 1.80 mt. above danger mark at sidharth nagar

 Water level in the Sharda at Paliyankalan and Rapti at Gorakhpur is increasing.

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Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable

By Naresh Newar

DABI, Nepal, Aug 27 2014 (IPS) - Living in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter, which barely protects her family from the torrential rainfall or scorching heat of this remote village in southern Nepal, 36-year-old Kamala Pari is under immense stress, worrying about her financial security and children’s safety.

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Nepal + 1 other
UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Assistance to the Refugees from Bhutan in Nepal (June 24 – July 11 2014)

The JAM was conducted from June 25 to June 27 2014. It has used the same methodology as the 2012 JAM and consisted in primary data collection and secondary data review. UNHCR and WFP prepared a comprehensive information package including key reference documents; secondary data; and other relevant background material.

Questionnaires were prepared and reviewed prior to the departure to the field and were addressed to Refugee Coordination Unit (RCU) officials, Camp Management Committee (CMC), and partners, as well as to refugees and residents from the host community.

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World + 3 others
Communications with Communities Asia-Pacific Newsletter August 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

Myanmar

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Forceful floods hit the poorest hardest

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Christian Aid

Heavy and intense rain has caused immense flooding in northern and eastern India, leaving more than 130 people dead. Flood waters have damaged poor people’s homes, destroyed their crops and contaminated water supplies in two states.

Our response

We are responding now with our local partners, assessing the emerging needs and providing vital food, water and emergency shelter.

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Situation Report 1: Uttar Pradesh Flood

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Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Due to heavy rainfall in Nepal and Uttarakhand, most of the river including Rapti, Ghaghara, Sharda and Sarayu is overflowing leading to flood situation in the state of Uttara Pradesh. Number of causalities reported 28 Number of people missing 300 Districts affected Bahraich, Shrawasti, Barabanki, Gonda, Siddharth Nagar, Lakhimpuri Kheri, Balrampur, Faizabad, Sitapur Worst affected Districts Bahraich, Shraswasti, Barabanki, Gonda and Siddharth Nagar Number of affected villages 1,500 approx.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Torrential Rains Submerge Southern Plain of Nepal

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 21 August 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Caritas provides food for flood evacuees in Nepal

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Caritas

Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.

The government has evacuated thousands of people to safer locations, but the evacuees “don’t have cooked food or basic items like blankets and mattresses,” says Arpana Karki, Programme Coordinator for Caritas Nepal’s Disaster Management Department. “They’re sleeping on the bare ground.” Arpana says the evacuees also do not have proper access to drinking water and sanitation.

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Press Statement: United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Nepal, 20 August 2014

Nepal, 20 August 2014: The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal, Jamie McGoldrick expressed his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who are still missing from the last month’s landslides and floods.

Over the past weeks the United Nations and partners in Nepal have been working side by side with the Government of Nepal in responding to the landslide and flood emergencies. The Government’s response to the Sunkoshi landslide was effective and well-managed.

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Op-ed: UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day

We live in an age of profound challenges in terms of increasing complexity of major crises and their impact on affected people throughout the globe, as well as climate related disaster, which are increasing both in terms of numbers and intensity.

As we in Nepal face the challenges of responding to the monsoon related disasters, yesterday also observed World Humanitarian Day. This is a day to recognize humanitarian action and the humanitarians who work to support the individuals, families, and communities affected by a diverse range of conflicts, war and disasters worldwide.

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Nepal + 1 other
Responding to Flooding, Landslides in Nepal and Northern India

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Direct Relief

Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced.

An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the region vulnerable to cholera, typhoid, malaria fever, viral diarrhea, and skin infections.

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Nepal Flooding Inundating Heifer International Project Areas

AUGUST 19, 2014 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Days of continuous rainfall has caused major flooding in parts of India and Nepal and the rising waters are beginning to affect Heifer project areas in the latter of the two countries, Heifer Nepal staff reported to Heifer International headquarters early Tuesday.

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Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia

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With a population of 1.43 billion people, one-third of whom live in poverty, the South Asia developing members of ADB face the challenge of achieving and sustaining rapid economic growth to reduce poverty and attain other Millennium Development Goals in an era of accentuated risks posed by global climate change. Economic losses in key sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transport, health, water, coastal and marine, and tourism, are expected to be significant, rendering growth targets harder to achieve.

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Asian Development Bank:

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Nepal: Thousands displaced by floods and landslides

By Dibya Raj Poudel, Nepal Red Cross and Maude Froberg, IFRC

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have caused extensive flooding and several landslides throughout the country. More than 225,000 people are affected and 35,000 have been forced to leave their homes. To date, 70 people are confirmed dead and 181 are still missing. The number of casualties is expected to rise. 75 per cent of the displaced population are from the districts of Surkhet, Bardiya and Kailali in the western part of the country.

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Nepal + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (12 - 18 August 2014)

The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.