Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 12:21 GMT
Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.
Nepal has been worst hit, with homes and bridges destroyed after days of torrential monsoon rains, although water levels were now slowing receding.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 27, 2016) – Heifer Nepal is assessing damage to project sites in Midwestern Nepal after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides and flooding there. The flooding comes just a little more than a year after the country experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years.
By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
Annual monsoon season typically occurs in Nepal during July and August, with heavy rains and winds damaging housing, roads and other infrastructure as well as bringing increased flood and landslide risk.
Ahead of the 2016 monsoon, Shelter Cluster Nepal is implementing contingency planning focusing on the 14 earthquake priority districts which are prone to landslides and flash floods, along with the 22 Terai districts that have in the past been affected by widespread flooding during monsoon seasons.
Government of Nepal
Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
Flood Forecasting Section
Date: 26 July 2016 4:00AM
• Weather has been more active over Nepal since mid-night today.
• The Real Time Precipitation station at Kankai, Koshi, Bagmati, Narayani, and Karnali basin have recorded more than danger level rainfall.
• Due to this, Water level in kankai, Bhotekoshi and Bagmati, are already above warning level and probability of crossing danger level is very high.
Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Wednesday 7/27/2016 - 05:46 GMT
At least 58 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal, the government said Wednesday.
Another 20 people are missing and the Nepal army is racing to evacuate hundreds more from flooded villages as the waters rise.
The home ministry spokesman said 58 people were confirmed dead and another 20 were still unaccounted for.
by Rina Chandran | https://twitter.com/rinachandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 13:36 GMT
KATHMANDU, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Nepalis who had borrowed money to rebuild their lives after two earthquakes left them homeless are at risk of being trafficked or duped into selling their kidneys to pay off their debts, an international development organisation said.
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Message from the Director
◾On 23-24 July, heavy rain affected several parts of the country, especially the eastern region, causing floods. Approximately 79 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Biratnagar and 64 mm in Dhankuta (eastern region) over 23-24 July.
◾As of 25 July early morning (UTC), local media report one person dead, two missing, two injured, thousands evacuated and at least 500 homes damaged, in several districts of the Eastern region.
Kathmandu, Nepal | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 15:18 GMT
By Paavan MATHEMA
Nepal's K.P. Sharma Oli resigned as prime minister on Sunday, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil.
Oli was forced to quit after former Maoist rebels deserted his fractious, ruling coalition, accusing him of reneging on past deals and following deadly unrest over a divisive new constitution.