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19 Sep 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

One month after widespread floods ravaged southern Nepal, Mercy Corps is responding with urgent support to help Nepalis meet their immediate needs, focusing on sanitation and infrastructure.

In total, the disaster has affected nearly 2 million people. The flooding in August has displaced more than 460,000 people, impacting nearly half the country’s 75 districts. Some parts of Nepal have seen the heaviest rainfall in 60 years, and damage to farmland could have devastating impacts on long-term food security.

19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September

Context

18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced USD 4.8 million towards the Joint Response Plan to provide live-saving assistance to flood-affected communities. WFP has received USD 1.5 million of this to address urgent food and nutrition needs amongst the flood -affected communities in the Terai. A recovery operation with needs totalling USD 5.4 million has been approved by WFP headquarters; WFP is urgently seeking assistance from donors and governments to cover funding shortfalls.

In Numbers

16 Sep 2017 description

Gayatri Devi Ram, a 35 years old woman residing in Banjahara-8, Isnath Municipality ward no 1 of Rautahat district of Nepal with her family of five members, is one of the most affected individual from latest havoc caused by flood on 13th August 2017. Bakaiya River, boat is only mode of transportation to connect Gaur district headquarter and Banjahara village and accordingly, sailing boat is their main source of family income.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$4.8 million to flood response efforts in Nepal.

• To-date, over 1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance from 9 Clusters.

• Preparations for next week’s elections in Province 2 have contributed to a slow-down of relief activies.

• Cluster specific detailed assessments are still ongoing.

• Repairs to damaged roads has eased access constraints.

Situation Overview

14 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

"Every time there’s a flood or the water level starts to rise, I’m afraid that I will lose my child again."

Ishwori Rana lives in the village of Rampur Tapu in the Bardiya district of Nepal. Bardiya is in the Terai, the agricultural belt that stretches across the country’s southern plains, and an area prone to flooding.

“We struggle every year during the monsoon,” says Ishwori. “During the flood in 2014, our whole village was swept away.”

14 Sep 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Sep 14, 2017- The government has decided to build flood-resistant houses in flood-prone districts within next six months.

The government’s decision comes a month after floods triggered by the heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in various Tarai districts.

At least 159 people were killed in one of the worst water-induced disasters, which struck the southern plains in the second week of August, in many years.

14 Sep 2017 description

87 agencies, working in
29 districts, have completed or are engaged in nearly
1583 humanitarian activities

13 Sep 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$200,000 through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to Bangladesh, where heavy rains that started on August 12 inflicted severe damage in the country’s central and northern regions.

  2. The floods, considered the worst in 40 years, caused massive casualties and property damage, leaving one third of Bangladesh’s territory under water, killing 173 people, displacing 6.9 million, and destroying 77,272 houses.

12 Sep 2017 description
  • In India, flood waters have receded in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. However, 49 335 people continue to be affected in seven districts of Assam State. Altogether, 20.77 million people remain affected in 52 districts of the three states. Media report that affected families have returned to their villages. DG ECHO’s assessment in Bihar indicates that Dalits were the worst affected in these floods. Critical gaps are around WASH, shelter and food security.

12 Sep 2017 description

Background

Heavy monsoon rainfall during 10-13 August 2017 triggered severe flash floods and landslides in 32 out of 75 districts in Nepal (see Figures 1 and 2). An Initial Rapid Assessment conducted in 28 districts revealed that floods and landslides claimed 141 lives, injured 117 persons, displaced 460,900 people, and left 24 missing. Damage to houses, infrastructures, and productive resources was severe; roughly 65,000 houses were completely destroyed and 120,100 houses were partially damaged (Nepal Red Cross Society, IRA Compilation Report, 20 August 2017).

12 Sep 2017 description

UN’s Global Emergency Response Fund provides US$4.8 million for flood affected communities in Nepal.

Nepal 11 September 2017: The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced US$4.8 million new humanitarian funding to help address urgent needs amongst flood affected communities in the Terai.

12 Sep 2017 description

This Newsletter highlights on various events from July to August 2017:

  • Message from Resident Coordinator

  • UN responds to Terai floods

  • UNHCR’s Response for Nepal Flood Victims

  • Research Workshop on Migration, Remittances and Development

  • Building backbone for financial sector in Nepal

  • Parliament goes live

  • “Separate Body needed for Safeguarding Intangible Heritage” say South Asian delegates

  • Restoring dignity of Nepal flood survivors

12 Sep 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • DIPENDRA BADUWAL, PAWAN YADAV, Kathmandu

Sep 12, 2017-The flood-displaced families in Rautahat are pinning their hope on the candidates of the upcoming local level elections to take the initiative to rehabilitate them.

With the third phase of local elections taking place on September 18, many flood-affected people in the district are actively engaged in election activities these days. They hope that the elected candidates would help them rebuild their lives.

12 Sep 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • KAMAL PANTHI, GULARIYA

Sep 12, 2017-Flood survivors from Gulariya-9 of Bardiya district have alleged that the local activists of CPN (Maoist Centre) are threatening them for registering a complaint at District Police Office against discrimination in relief distribution.

The flood-affected people said the Maoist Centre cadres were resorting to hostility for reporting unfair distribution of relief.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Nepal

NeKSAP undertook a detailed assessment of the flood impacts on food security through ad hoc DFSN meetings in 10 flood affected districts (Banke, Bardiya, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, and Morang) during 23-29 August 2017.

11 Sep 2017 description

64 997
Houses destroyed
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRS

336 695
Families affected
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRCS

91396
Families temporarily displaced
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRCS

160
Dead
*as per MoHA

29
Missing
*as per MoHA

46
Injured
*as per MoHA

11 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 1.7 million people affected

  • 35 districts affected

  • 21,000* families displaced

  • 1.2 million people are food insecure

* Figures are from the Nepali Ministry of Home Affairs. Any difference in the figures from the Initial Rapid Assessment and the Ministry of Home Affairs is likely a result of improved information flow from local Government to Kathmandu.

Highlights