ADRA Nepal: Responding the flood disaster, Situation Report no. 16
Partly Cloudy weather, temperature minimum 16-18° d Celsius and maximum 29-31° C. Sunrise 05.58, Sunset 17.47
Security Situation: Kapilbastu victims were calling indefinite strike in Kapilbastu demanding the relief, rehabilitation and justice. The probe committee is investigating the facts and figure in the conflict affected people in Kapilbastu violance. Continue general strike causing the disruption in general life of the people. Western region highway is completely disrupted.
CPN-Maoist is vandalizing the houses and property of former government ministers accused by the Raimajhi commission. The sister organization of Maoist Young Communist League was threatening the Royal Government ministers and officials this resulting security concerns of general public.
Law and order of the country is deteriorating in the western part of the country. However ADRA's relief work is continuing with active support of local partners.
General Life in eastern Nepal was crippled due to the indefinite bandhs called by different euthenics groups along with Maoist since 3rd October 2007. Transportation, shops, educational institution remained shutdown. Limbuwan, Khambuwan, Tamang Saling, Dhimal, Madeshi Janadhikar Forum, United Tharu National Front and Federal Democratic Rajbanshi Front are agitating calling general strike. This affects the normal life of the eastern region.
ADRA Nepal Flood Relief Response:
Western region Health condition
ADRA Nepal medical team are active in Banke district of western region medical relief through medical team consisting 3 doctors, 2 nurses and 6 paramedical staff conducting health camps in remote locations of the district. It is reported that diarrhea, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dingo and fever, skin infection, eye and ear infection are reported. Most of children's are affected by skin infection due to dirty flood water as they are playing in dirty water. Awareness educations through Female Community Health Volunteers are provided to the local community for prevention of diseases.
This 11 days health camp was funded by Japan Platform through ADRA Japan. Till now more than 5000 people were examined through JPF / ADRA program.
2. Summary of response co-ordination:
ADRA Nepal is responding flood affected population since 5th August 2007 from east to far western region. ADRA Nepal is coordinating with District Disaster Relief Committee, Nepal Redcross Society, District Health Office, Backward Society Education, UN OCHA, UNICEF, MERLIN Nepal, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN), Scheer Memorial Hospital, World Food Program, Save the Children US, Mercy Corps, Population Service International, Engineers Without Border, Swiss Agency of Development Cooperation and Other Relief Agency active in the flood affected districts.
Similarly ADRA Nepal is in close contact with ADRA Network e.g. ADRA International, Asia Regional Office, ADRA New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, UK and the Netherlands. ADRA Nepal is exploring more funding for post disaster rehabilitation program.