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Bihar Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment (JRNA) Report August 2017

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The report of JRNA on Bihar floods 2017 is out and it can be further accessed at JRNA PPTs on Bihar Floods_August 2017 for more information in details.

Assessment Coverage:

24 Camps in 9 districts – Presented Separately
• 49 Villages in 9 districts.
• Most affected districts selected for assessment.
• Districts Selected: Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, E.Champaran, W.Champaran
• Target 6 Villages and 3 Camps per District

Assessment Conclusion:

Overall, the assessment concludes an urgent need to respond to this humanitarian emergency since it is beyond the coping capacity of the affected people to withstand the impact of these unprecedented floods and will require extensive recovery and rehabilitation work in due course of time.

Short term and medium term needs should be prioritized in response.

The need for immediate relief is crucial and must be undertaken at a greater speed and scale.